About Us

Seattle’s leading cargo management and transportation company

United Motor Freight of Seattle, Washington, stands ready to serve your transportation, freight management, and rigging needs. As the leading project cargo, long and heavy haul, and drayage and intermodal delivery company in the greater U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest region, we have the specialized equipment and expert know-how to fill your every shipping need.

We’re the only transportation company in Seattle that can get your cargo off the steamship, transport it directly to our Customs-bonded container freight stations, trans-load off of the ocean equipment – flat racks, open tops, dry boxes, etc., and make all the arrangements to have it transported inland to its final destination.

We are a full-service transportation company, offering you:

Ideally located Seattle and Tacoma container freight stations (CFS)

  • U.S. and Canadian Customs-bonded facilities
  • Large outdoor areas plus several acres under cover
  • Heavy lift and specialized rigging
  • Trans-loading, cross-docking, break bulk handling

Expert project cargo services

  • Project cargo CFS stations for major steamship lines
  • Capable of handling cargo over 100,000 pounds
  • Experience moving high-value, complex project cargo; pack and move machines for export, wind energy cargo moves, etc.

The equipment and expertise for long haul/heavy haul projects

  • Specialized, state-of-the-art fleet: low boys, double drop step decks, multi-axle chassis
  • Late model, air-ride suspension rigs for smoother ride and cargo protection
  • Service to continental U.S. and nine Canadian provinces

Decades of experience in local trucking, drayage, and intermodal delivery

  • Customs-bonded trucking fleet for uninterrupted movement of cargo throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana
  • Intermodal drayage agreements with local rail yards (Union Pacific and BN Santa Fe in Seattle-Tacoma and Tukwila) and all steamship lines calling on the ports of Seattle and Tacoma

Preparation and management of freight for export and import

  • Dry ocean container vanning and de-vanning
  • Freight consolidation
  • Block, brace, and secure for shipment overseas