U Route Software

4.69 / 5 (21)

Our advisors have recommended this product 3 times in the last 30 days

About U Route


U Route is a transportation management system that was designed to tighten the link between shippers and their core carriers.

Offering a host of features in a scalable web-based environment, U Route is a suitable option for companies that have outgrown spreadsheets but are seeking something that's straightforward and simple to adopt.

U Route offers a full suite of tools that include direct e-carrier management, user-friendly procurement, RFQ development and bid capabilities, load tendering, robust analytics and more, all from a streamlined interface that's accessible anywhere with an internet connection.

The features built into U Route are the same applications used by industry-leading 3PLs to support their global accounts, at a fraction of the cost. U Route's monthly pricing is based on system usage, and offers unlimited users and locations.

U Route is suitable for small, midsize, and large shippers in most industries. 



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21 Reviews of U Route

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.69 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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(13)

4 stars

(8)

3 stars

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July 2018

Julie from Vision Wheel

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Streamline shipping tasks and improve efficiency

Pros

Excellent resource for cost and transit time from a wide variety of carriers of your choice, greatly reduces the need for telephone quotes, pickup requests are put in automatically and email acknowledged, freight quote numbers are assigned, easy to train new employees for shipping quotes, useful tool when examining costs for LTL, versus Volume and Truckload, Customer Support is quick, usually within a couple hours if not sooner. Historical information is available if questions arise.

Cons

The thing I liked the least about this product is that this survey will not allow me to finish without typing something I don't like.

September 2018

Craig from Vision Wheel Inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

URoute // Perfect for your business

We have been able to narrow down our freight choices, allowing us to build freight discounts with the nation's leading carriers, allowing us to create established and trustworthy business connections with freight representatives (including drivers) and our end customers. The program is very easy to use, allowing a new user to learn quickly and furthermore learn more about freight pricing expectations and timing of shipments.

Pros

Ease of use: create a BOL in minutes, nationwide service, line up a carrier same day (some within an hour), speediness of connections with carriers, communication availability with customer service.

Cons

Unable to send emails to carrier rep through the website

September 2018

Kim from PERI Formworks

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2018

U ROUTE FEEDBACK

As a large formwork company that ships out 11 or more trucks per day, we would be lost without it. It is easy to use, manages a lot of information and critical to our delivery process.

Pros

It captures a lot of information that you can easily access in one place. Very helpful when managing multiple loads. Being able to duplicate previous load requests is a big advantage.

Cons

If a load is put in by mistake, there is no way to cancel it before bids are taken. you have to adjust the time the bid expires and then put note to "NOT BID" .. can be confusing.

July 2018

Mary from Liquidity Services, Inc

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Just what we needed as a TMS- have been a happy customer for years!

Pros

Top 3 things we like about URoute are: 1) Flexibility to customize to needs- more than once we have scoped a development request and they always deliver on time and in budget 2)reporting and data- plenty of it to play with, and 3) invoice module has made the process of managing AP and reconciliations much easier!

Cons

We wouldn't call it a con, but the only way it could get better would be to get more carriers using it so we can grow our network

September 2018

Adam from PERI Formwork Systems, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

PERI FORMWORK U ROUTE

The overall experience is pleasing. The only suggestions I would make are below. I would like to message members by clicking their name to reference the load # before and after the load is tendered to a carrier. I would like to be able to download a PDF of the BOL.

Pros

The help option for our customers to contact u route when registering.

Cons

Not being able to save a PDF of the BOL so that it can be sent to our customers more easily.

September 2018

Roxana from Vision Wheel

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

Reliable

I can know divert carrier to uroute to be set up versus handling them directly

Pros

Have been using for the past 3 years and love it how you only need one log in versus log in to all different freight sites

Cons

Now that I know how to navigate through site I have not experienced any

September 2018

DARLENE from VISION WHEEL

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

U ROUTE

This tool gives our sales people a easy way to get quotes when shipping quickly to our customers

Pros

the easy of getting several quotes from different companies at 1 time

Cons

I can think of anything at this time, all is good.

November 2014

Keith from BPS Cores, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

November 2014

BPS uses U Route TMS

BPS is an automotive core supplier to the rebuilding industry across the country, including Alaska and Hawaii. We also ship internationally. We started with U Route nearly 2 years ago. It's been quite a change in the way we do our freight. U Route has made it considerably easier and saved us both time and money. Before U Route, we would get in an order for a trailer load of merchandise and begin calling around to brokers and trucking companies for costs and then wait to hear back to get all results. Today, we just go online to U Route, enter the information, and set up freight shipments. In less than 2 minutes, the job is complete! After the first year of service, we saw a savings of over 10% on freight costs. This year should be much better. When vendors realized the volume we had with them, they decreased their rates, lowering our costs. I still check with other vendors to verify the cost savings. However, U Route is handling 75% of our business. It is easy and has saved time as well as money. The program is beneficial because it provides cost analysis, monthly trends, and customer reports - plus we can track the shipments, should any problems arise. I've been quite pleased with this program.

November 2014

Christyn from Universal Logistics

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

November 2014

Simply Amazing.

It's so easy. They have an amazingly simple, user-friendly interface. It took no time at all to have my whole staff up and running. We only use U Route for RFQ, bid management, and load tendering (EDI), and it is perfect for that. We do not utilize their other functionality, so I can't provide a review on what we don't use. U Route is really well thought out. I have used a lot of transportation software; U Route is much easier than anything else I've tried, and for me, easier equals better. For the price, you can't beat it. I have never had a problem with U Route not getting back to me on something, so for me, customer support has been fine. So simple, yet it does so much. As a 3PL, we utilize U Route for all of our RFQ's and load tenders. We input all of our lane OD pairs and carrier responses come back electronically. No more spreadsheets and emails. All of the carrier responses are in the same format, which is nice. U Route makes carrier awards and tenders extremely simple. Do your homework. We shopped around and demoed several systems. There are TMS's that do more, but for what we were looking to accomplish (primarily bid management), U Route was the perfect fit.

October 2013

Keith from BPS Cores, Inc.


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2013

BPS is an automotive core supplier to the rebuilding industry across the country, including Alaska and Hawaii. We also ship internationally. We started with U Route nearly 2 years ago. It's been quite a change in the way we do our freight. U Route has made it considerably easier and saved us both time and money. Before U Route, we would get in an order for a trailer load of merchandise and begin calling around to brokers and trucking companies for costs and then wait to hear back to get all results. Today, we just go online to U Route, enter the information, and set up freight shipments. In less than 2 minutes, the job is complete! After the first year of service, we saw a savings of over 10% on freight costs. This year should be much better. When vendors realized the volume we had with them, they decreased their rates, lowering our costs. I still check with other vendors to verify the cost savings. However, U Route is handling 75% of our business. It is easy and has saved time as well as money. The program is beneficial because it provides cost analysis, monthly trends, and customer reports - plus we can track the shipments, should any problems arise. I've been quite pleased with this program.

July 2015

Chris from PERI Formwork Systems Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

July 2015

U Route reduces freight costs and increases transparency

U Route is an intuitive and easy to implement TMS solution. The software helps organizations professionally manage their carrier network internally while not relying on an expensive third party solution. U Route's value to shippers is that freight analytics and carrier management can be insourced at a nominal cost. I highly recommend U Route to any organization looking to improve processes in logistics, accounts payable and management reporting. Moreover, the strategy behind U Route's platform helps ensure that the most competitive freight rates in the market are visible to shippers. The insourcing of freight management, however, comes with its challenges. Since the shippers and carriers are the sources of data input, downstream reports are impacted by data quality issues that might stem from typos or mistakes made throughout a load life cycle. For this reason, internal training is very important and if users do not fully understand the implications of their contributions to the system, they might be less inclined to provide reliable inputs.

September 2018

Michael from Vision Wheel

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Shipping Made Easy

Website is easy to use and quick to get quotes for shipping.

Pros

Easy to use website find the best price shipping.

Cons

I haven't ran in to any issue yet using the software.

October 2014

Rick from Tarco, Inc


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support