If you’re a shipper, you know how difficult it can be to deal with LTL truck lines. You can wait a long time for pickup, your pallet can sit for a long time at a depot somewhere waiting for local delivery, and it’s expensive. The paperwork is complicated and you can get hit with fees that jack up your bill.
U10K connects shippers with truckers directly and completely bypasses the LTL system. Because U10K truckers are individual pickup truck owners who ship only up to three pallets, they don’t have to incur the overhead and paperwork a truck line does. Yours is their only load, and your destination is their only stop. In many cases, U10K will get your load there both cheaper and faster than LTL.
Currently, you really only have two choices: Put it on your own truck, or put it on an LTL line. Both have drawbacks.
Either way, it's going to take a while. You will either pay what the LTL offers you, or wait for the broker's offer. They get paid out of your rate.
The average LTL shipment on the American road is a pallet of 1,200 lbs going 250 miles or less. You can move this in a pickup no problem.
Would you let your high schooler get in a car with a total stranger? Thousands of people do every day if the stranger is a rideshare driver. U10K is doing this for your pallet.
Federal and State regulations allow drivers of vehicles up to 10,000 lbs. to operate without significant restriction. There are as many as 50 million pickup trucks, as well as vans, on the American roads. Rideshare companies have already proven the model. U10K is a rideshare system for palleted freight.
Pickups are mostly left out of the rideshare game. U10K lets these owners earn. Drive 250 miles and back on a day off of work? Earn money. Have a free Saturday? Earn money. We validate the drivers and vehicles using the same services as the rideshare companies.