“The company strengthens as a whole when veterans choose to integrate their experience and leadership skills within the franchise,” said Kevin Lathrop, CEO and President of Unishippers Global Logistics. “We enjoy seeing time and time again how compatible our business model is with the skill set and discipline they gained during their military training. In addition to the 20 percent franchise fee discount, Unishippers is always looking for ways to make the transition into logistics a smooth and rewarding business venture for veterans by providing ongoing resources and support.”
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For veterans eager to jump into a lucrative and proven system, Unishippers has shown steady annual growth, with system-wide revenues reaching upwards of $450 million and the addition 20 new franchise owners last year. The company has a leg up on the competition by being one of only two that are official resellers for UPS small package shipping services. That relationship, along with over 30 other regional and national shipping carriers, including YRC Freight, EstesÒ, Saia® and UPS Freight®, allows Unishippers to offer small- and mid-sized business owners a variety of shipping options, affordable pricing and personalized customer service.
“Retired service members are able to join forces with a company that has nearly 30 years of experience developing an industry-leading business,” added Lathrop.
Unishippers Global Logistics (“Unishippers” or the “Company”) is a leading provider of third party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses through a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets. The Company offers small package and heavy freight services, including LTL, FTL and air freight through UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight and UPS Freight® and other major carriers to manage the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. The franchisees leverage the scale of the combined network to offer customers attractive shipping rates and are committed to providing best in class service. Unishippers’ strategy has resulted in significant growth year after year, and the Company has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. The Company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit: www.unishippers.com.
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