uShip has launched a new and improved Find Shipments, the single most valuable tool for providers to locate relevant shipments and keep their trucks full.
The upgraded version of Find Shipments truly reflects a product for providers, by providers. Over the last year, our team sat down with a wide cross-section of providers to solicit direct input and feedback.
In the months leading up to the rollout, we also applied additional feedback from providers who accessed the Find Shipments beta version.
Before diving in, here’s a summary of improvements and new features:
MORE THAN A PRETTY FACELIFT
Find Shipments has not only been redesigned with a fresh new look, it also includes several bonus features, has a more intuitive navigation, and is now responsive, meaning it automatically adapts to your device, whether you’re on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
We’ve made it easier and faster to find local shipments by setting your Find Shipments page to default to listings in your area.
Your default search will be by state for U.S. listings, and country for non-U.S. listings. To enable this feature, be sure to share your location when your browser requests it.
Autocomplete displays suggestions as you start typing a zip code, city, state, or country. Click your preferred suggestion to see relevant listings on the right.
A new radius slider replaces the previous radius dropdown, making it easier to search a range of miles within your desired pickup and delivery locations.
Use our advanced multipoint location search tool to find shipments going from multiple regions to multiple regions (e.g., multiple states on the West coast to multiple states in the Northeast). This makes it easier to explore a variety of routes for your trip or fill multiple trucks.
EXPANDABLE FILTERS, SIMPLIFIED SORTING
Several existing filters – Category, Pricing, Location Type and more – have been refined, and two additional filters – Date and Weight – have been added, helping you more efficiently narrow your search. Easily review or remove your current filters at the top of your screen using new filter shortcuts.
Once you’ve locked in your search criteria, simplified sorting options provide more information at a glance so it’s faster and easier to identify your preferred listings. Sort options include:
- Recently Listed
- Auction Expiration
- Number of Bids
- Bid/Offer Price
- Total Distance
To store a particular search for later use, you can save a search. This time-saving feature continues to be a favorite among service providers who can easily keep track of new shipments that pop up along a particular saved lane or route.
Important note on saved searches: If you have existing saved searches from the old Find Shipments, you will need to reset those now that the new Find Shipments has officially launched. Also, we’ve discontinued the daily digest of saved searches, meaning you’ll be instantly alerted by email when a new shipment that meets your criteria is posted to uShip.
If you choose to unsubscribe / turn off instant alerts via email, go to your Communications Preferences, then Tools. Uncheck the instant alert box. Click Save Preferences.
HOW & WHERE YOU WANT IT
There are three ways to view your search results on uShip: list, table, or map. It really comes down to user preference so experiment with each.
If you create a new search through the map, use the plus or minus buttons to zoom in or out and then click Redo Search in Map. This will create a new search within the selected area. Click on pins and clusters to view shipment summaries.
FIND SHIPMENTS, MY BIDS, & MY SHIPMENTS – ALL UP TOP
We’ve made one key cosmetic change that will help providers more easily monitor and track their current activity. Find Shipments, My Bids, and My Shipments now all live permanently in the header of the Find Shipments page, giving immediate access to 1) search for new business, 2) view shipments you’ve bid on, and 3) manage booked shipments.
For the best experience, we recommend using Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browsers.