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Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings is a prominent transportation and logistics company in North America. They offer an extensive range of services, encompassing truckload, intermodal, brokerage, and logistics solutions. Universal Logistics Holdings is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, and they boast a track record of sustainability initiatives.

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Universal Logistics Holdings is a leading North American transportation and logistics company renowned for its comprehensive coverage and reach. Their service offerings encompass truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, brokerage, and logistics. Universal Logistics Holdings has a well-established history of excellence, garnering recognition from industry organizations for their safety, reliability, and commitment to customer service.


Why Ship With Universal?

  • Full-service logistics company
  • Talented team that delivers results
  • Attained broad industry certifications and association and media awards.
  • Quality-focused and people-driven company
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Awards and Endorsements

  • 2021 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
  • 2021 & 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executives’ Pros to Know: Matthew Brosious
  • 2020 & 2019 Top Food Logistics’ 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award
  • 2020 & 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
  • 2020 & 2017 SmartWay® Transport Partner
  • 2020 & 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
  • 2020 Best of Palm Harbor Awards for Local Businesses
  • 2017 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work
  • 2016, 2015, & 2012 Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers
  • 2013 Tampa Bay Business 100 by Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2013 Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain
  • 2012 TIA Samaritan Award Honorable Mention
  • 2012, 2011 & 2010 TBBJ Fast 50 Recipient
  • 2013, 2011, & 2010 Diversity Business Top Businesses
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Nationwide Coverage and Reach:


United States: Universal Logistics Holdings operates across all 50 states, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Canada: Universal Logistics Holdings serves major provinces such as Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

Customer-centric approach:

Universal Logistics Holdings understands the significance of your freight and takes pride in offering exceptional customer service. Their team of experts is readily available to assist you with all aspects of your shipping needs, from quoting to tracking to delivery. They are unwavering in their commitment to providing a seamless, hassle-free shipping experience.

Track Record of Excellence:

Universal Logistics Holdings boasts a distinguished history of delivering reliable and efficient shipping services. They take pride in being one of the largest and most respected transportation companies in North America, with a proven track record of fulfilling their promises. Their dedication to providing the best possible shipping experience is unwavering.



Universal provides various solutions for your transportation and logistics requirements, including Dedicated Contract Services and Committed Capacity Solutions. Whether seeking standalone dedicated services or combining them with award-winning warehouse and cross-dock operations, Universal has a flexible solution to meet your needs.


Universal offers a Private Fleet Conversion service, eliminating the burden of managing, paying for, and taking risks associated with owning your transportation equipment.


Enhance supply chain efficiencies using Universal’s Lean Route Design & Backhaul Revenue Generation services. Their engineers will develop the most efficient route design and optimize backhaul capabilities tailored to the needs of your specific operation.


Optimize your facility costs and minimize labor expenses with Universal’s Dedicated Switching & Shuttle Operations. Their services maximize velocity and optimize yard space and door usage, resulting in efficient operations and cost savings for your business.



Universal Intermodal provides comprehensive transportation solutions for businesses across the United States. Their extensive network covers all major ports and intermodal rail ramps, allowing them to offer domestic door-to-door drayage to and from customer facilities quickly. They can handle any shipment with over 40 terminals and 11 container yards. Their services include chassis, containers, drayage, and other support services for imports, exports, and domestic moves.


Port and Rail Drayage

They have partnerships with leading steamship lines, and Class 1 Railroads are highly valued, and they are proud to be a preferred partner for these carriers and full-service Logistics Service providers. Our commitment to providing reliable drayage capacity as an integral part of our door-to-door service has earned us this distinction. As a U.S. Customs bonded carrier, we have secure C-TPAT-certified terminal facilities across the country, enabling us to efficiently and safely cater to the container drayage requirements of our valued customers.


Container Yard Services

Universal has a nationwide system of container yards that offer ample secure storage space, complete with fencing and pavement. Their automated inventory management systems ensure efficient X-Y-Z location control and activity and status reporting. Additionally, Universal’s team of skilled mechanics can provide top-notch structural and mechanical maintenance and repair services for various equipment.


Domestic Intermodal

Universal offers rail services that operate from residential areas to doorsteps. They have their own set of 53′ containers and agreements to access more railroad equipment. Their intermodal transportation programs are designed to cater to the entire nation, and they have partnered with all the major North American Class 1 railroads to service the entire North American region.


Flatbed Intermodal

Universal offers a unique flatbed solution to its customers. They have created an innovative Intermodal Flat Rack Solution that functions like a truck-based flatbed but with the added advantage of operating on both truck and rail for efficient long-distance, multi-modal delivery. To meet customers’ needs regarding rate and capacity constraints in the open trailer market, they utilize our private fleet of 53′ flat racks and exclusive mobile loading trays.


Forwarding Transportation Services:

At Universal, customers can enjoy Domestic and International Air Cargo services and Expedited Delivery options. Universal has established trusted relationships with Commercial, All Cargo, and Charter Air Carriers, allowing them to provide customers exceptional service and flexibility to meet their specific delivery needs. Additionally, Universal is TSA-Approved, IATA-endorsed, and HazMat certified, ensuring the highest level of safety and security for all shipments.


Ocean Freight


At Universal, customers can choose from various container import and export services, including Door-to-Door and Port-to-Door options. With reliable ocean transport and customs clearance capabilities, you can trust that your shipments will be handled carefully. Additionally, they offer drayage services from the port of entry to the final destination, making the process seamless. As an FMC-licensed NVOCC, Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF), they take care of arranging the movement of your cargo to international destinations, dispatching shipments from the United States via common carriers, and booking or arranging space for those shipments on behalf of shippers. They also handle all the necessary documentation and related activities so you can focus on your business.


Ground Expedite:

Universal ON-DEMAND, previously known as CTX, is a distinguished ground expedited and premium truckload services provider. Their motto is “First when seconds count,” they have been in the urgent delivery service for over 35 years. They offer on-demand, emergency, and door-to-door transportation in a Just-in-Time setting.


Final Mile Delivery


At Universal, they offer tailored and exceptional delivery and logistics solutions to meet distinct clients’ needs. They leverage their resources and tap into an extensive network of contracted service providers and facilities across North America to provide you with top-notch services such as White Glove Delivery (inside/set in place), Flow Through (release-to-order), Warehousing and delivery of office consumables, and Dedicated Distribution Services.

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Partnership with FreightCenters:

FreightCenter operates as a technology-driven freight marketplace, linking shippers with carriers. Their platform empowers shippers to compare rates from multiple carriers and seamlessly book shipping services.

This partnership is also expected to enhance Universal Logistics Holdings’ efficiency and customer service by leveraging FreightCenters’ technology platform.

The Universal Logistics Holdings and FreightCenters partnership benefits both companies and shippers alike, fostering more efficient and cost-effective shipping solutions for businesses across North America.

Advantages of the partnership for shippers include:

– Access to Universal Logistics Holdings’ expansive network of terminals and carriers, expanding shipping options and accelerating goods to market.

– Competitive rates: The partnership’s synergy is anticipated to yield reduced shipping rates for shippers.

– Enhanced customer service: Universal Logistics Holdings’ customer service team will be equipped to provide shippers with heightened support and assistance.

This partnership stands as a significant advancement for both Universal Logistics Holdings and FreightCenters, exemplifying the growing trend of collaboration between technology-driven companies and traditional transportation providers. As technological disruptions persist in the transportation industry, this trend is poised to continue.

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