I have investigated delivery options using U-Ship. In the first delivery we found Let It Ride Carriers, the current carrier for Escape. A good experience. In planning for a second delivery, one that never took place, we found the field filled with unlicensed, uninsured and questionable drivers. This second delivery was arranged by the buyer so we were somewhat out of the loop. The driver actually arrived for the pickup, I was present. At the request of the buyer I asked for a Bill of Lading, DOT number and proof of insurance. The driver could not produce any of these documents. He had a nice pickup, good hitch system and seemed trustworthy. I do not think he was who the buyer negotiated with, he was someone picking up some extra cash by doing deliveries, in this case halfway across the country.
So the morale of the story is, you can use U-ship but it is the wild wild west out there and you need to make sure your carrier has the necessary paper work. That said, having the proper paper work does not prevent the carrier from leaving your trailer on the side of the road at the first sign of trouble.
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'