Transporters that locate moving jobs through online marketplace uShip can now download the ‘uShip Mobile App’ on their iPhone, Android or WebOS smartphones. The 3.5 million truckers in the U.S. represent the nation’s most mobile workforce, meaning a free mobile business application (or “app”) helps them operate their businesses more efficiently.
Austin, TX (Vocus) September 22, 2010
For truck drivers behind the wheel, time-sensitive information is business-critical. The character limitations on text or SMS alerts can make or break a day’s business. But a new, free mobile business application (or “app”) is helping carriers that find moving jobs through online transport marketplace uShip remedy those situations directly on their Apple iPhone, Android or WebOS smartphones.
With the uShip Mobile App, truckers’ phones are turned into mini-laptops. Whether on a job, in their cab, at a truck stop, or on the highway, business benefits for transporters include:
- • “Push notifications” – even when the app is closed, know when a bid is accepted, declined or questions are asked
- • Full messages – no more pulling over to read the remainder of shortened — text and email alerts, meaning less lost time on the road
- • Navigation – verify delivery addresses, with directions and map view
- • A full list of app features and benefits is available here
uShip Mobile App, powered in partnership with Unwired Nation, is downloadable for free directly from within the phone or the phone provider’s online app store. It is currently for U.S. users, and will be available globally by early next year. The app is coming soon to all major mobile platforms, including Blackberry OS6, iPad and Windows Phone 7. View a slide show of the uShip Mobile App.
For Shipping Customers Too
Shipping customers can also use the uShip Mobile App when listing their household, car, boat, motorcycle, heavy equipment, or pet for transport on uShip. Even while away from their laptop, customers can keep track of activity around their listing, such as carriers’ questions, bids, delivery times and feedback in pursuit of the best deal from the best transportation provider For a full list of benefits for Shipping Customers, visit here
“The uShip Mobile App suits both transporters and shipping customers as they participate in an increasingly mobile lifestyle that is less dependent on the PC,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “Whether on an iPhone, Android or WebOS – and eventually iPad and BlackBerry 6 – the uShip App provides a much richer mobile uShip experience, whether at the grocery store, stuck in traffic or out with friends.”
Transporters and customers who do not own an iPhone, Android or WebOS smartphone, yet have a mobile web browser, can still utilize uShip on the go at https://m.uship.com.
uShip helps relieve the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-ship items, such as cars, furniture, pianos, boats, freight, heavy equipment, and more. As the first and largest online transport marketplace, uShip connects people and businesses with feedback-rated transporters. Carriers place competitive bids to win business, often filling extra space in their trucks and saving customers an average of 50 percent. The uShip marketplace has attracted $150 million in business transactions, one million listings and 170,000 service providers. Launched in 2004, uShip operates globally with localized functionality in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, European Union and Australia. Read more at http://uship.com/about