Signing Up As A Transportation Service Provider: FAQ
- How does the Ritchie Bros. online shipping service work?
People bidding on or selling equipment at our auctions in Canada and the U.S. can request shipping estimates and quotes at rbauction.com. We've partnered with uShip to offer this convenient online service. uShip matches customers with transportation companies through online "auctions." When our customers request quotes at rbauction.com, the details of what they're shipping and where they want it shipped are fed to the uShip site. Registered transportation service providers then bid on this business, and the customer chooses the right provider for their needs.
- What are the benefits of signing up as a Transportation Service Provider?
As a registered service provider, you can search through and bid on millions of dollars in shipping business listed on the uShip web site by category, location, route or price – all from the convenience of your home or office computer. You can provide quotes and offer your services to anyone who requests a shipping quote at rbauction.com. You can also bid on business that does not come through Ritchie Bros. Sign up as a Transportation Service Provider today. It's like setting up an information table at every Ritchie Bros. auction in Canada and the U.S. – and even on our web site!
- What types of transportation does this service cover?
Customers can get shipping estimates and quotes at rbauction.com for equipment they want transported between any Ritchie Bros. auction in Canada or the United States and any location in Canada and the U.S., including ports. At the moment, this service only covers ground transportation.
- How do I sign up as a Transportation Service Provider?
Just click here and fill out a simple form, or import your information by typing in your USDOT or MC number. You'll be redirected to the secure uShip site and added to their database of service providers. The process is quick, easy and FREE!
- Is there any cost to sign up as a Transportation Service Provider?
No: signing up is free. If you bid on and win business through uShip, you'll be paid directly by the customer. Once that transaction is complete you pay uShip a "match fee" based on a tiered fee structure. This fee varies depending on the booked price.
- Can I still set up an information table at Ritchie Bros. auction sites? Do I have to sign up as a Transportation Service Provider at rbauction.com?
Approved transportation companies can still set up an information table on site at the auction; contact your local auction site for more information. There is no requirement that you sign up as a Transportation Service Provider. However, signing up is quick, easy and free – and it will help increase your business. Sign up now.
- Which regions and Ritchie Bros. auctions does this affect?
Right now, this service is available for Ritchie Bros. auctions in Canada and the United States.
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