Online freight market uShip now offers PC*Miler tool

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ALK Technologies has partnered with uShip, a unique web-based business that brings shippers and carriers together in an easy to understand, simple to use online marketplace. uShip now offers PC*Miler as an online tool for its participating carriers.

PC*Miler – a routing, mileage and mapping software for the transportation industry – is the flagship product from ALK, a worldwide developer of mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions.

uShip offers an interface that enables a user to enter what is being shipped, where it is and where it needs to go. Potential carriers then bid for the work. uShip began operations in 2003 and now lists as many as 10,000 shipments at any one time. Typical shipments can be furniture, boats, motorcycles, farm equipment, horses – almost anything you can imagine. A carrier might be one person with a pickup truck or a major commercial motor carrier with a large fleet.

Carriers can quickly search available shipments for appropriate business. Notably, the uShip interface enables them to search along the route of a dispatched truck that has space available. PC*MILER enables carriers to bid for shipments which will make the most efficient use of trucks, drivers and fuel.

“We are pleased to be able to offer PC*Miler mileage and mapping to our 115,000 transportation service providers,” said uShip CEO, Matt Chasen. Adding PC*Miler to our suite of tools is another indication of our commitment to helping our members efficiently find and book freight.”