There’s no denying that the shipping industry is hard on the environment. But until we figure out a way to crack teleportation, it’s up to shipping companies (and their customers) to ship as responsibly as they can. At uShip, we’ve boiled it down to two important components: a) creating more efficient shipping scenarios and b) neutralizing our carbon footprint.
THE UN-ECO-FRIENDLY TRUTH
One in 4 trucks in the United States drives around empty, resulting in $188 million in economic waste every year.
This idea of wasted space and emissions not only inspired us to start uShip back in 2004, but it continues to drive us (no pun intended) in our efforts to streamline and reduce our own inefficiencies and emissions, and get more carriers and shippers on the uShip bandwagon.
TWO EASY WAYS YOU CAN HELP
1) Continue to use uShip for all your shipping needs
Essentially a rideshare for your stuff, uShip is the most environmentally responsible source for shipping. We enable carriers to maximize the space in their trucks, therefore keeping unnecessary trucks off the road, and reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.
2) Add Carbon Neutral Shipping to your shipment
For a mere $1.99 per shipment, our hard-working and brilliant friends at TerraPass will offset the carbon footprint of your entire shipment (available to US shipping customers only). Simply choose the Carbon Neutral Shipping option, and sleep better knowing you’re doing your part to clear the air.
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