Services and Programs for Agents
As an agent of a UniGroup van line, we provide you the advanced infrastructure you need to be successful. It’s that simple.
You're in the driver's seat. We help you accelerate.
Move managers become an extension of the customer’s team, taking responsibility for the coordination, communication and logistics management involved with the transportation and delivery of a customer’s belongings. A consistent and high-quality customer experience is created with our seasoned, centralized coordination team. Advanced technology coupled with a team concept approach allows for maximum productivity at an almost plug and play ability.
Claims and Loss Prevention
Our claims settlement system allows customers to file directly online with photo/support documentation upload capability. It has built-in emergency claims services for expedited response and team assignment allocation providing customer contact within 24-48 hours. Our highly-efficient process eliminates bottlenecks and duplicative efforts within the system. We also provide real-time reporting and have excellent working relationships with our vendors.
Driver and Labor Solutions
UniGroup has an internal driver recruiting group to help our agents meet their capacity needs. We nationally source leads from a variety of industry-leading websites and social media avenues. Our team works as an extension of your agency by making initial contact, selling to your specific job, and qualifying the driver. Finally, the driver is referred to the agent for further interviews and to make a final decision to extend an offer.
UniGroup offers agents a Planning and Dispatch Program that provides three main benefits: a holistic approach to hauling support management, a lower cost dispatch solution for small-to-midsize agents, and an optional van operator support service. All agents are welcome to enroll in the program for one month or several, depending on their needs.
As a technology-driven organization, we pair the latest technology with the power of data to uncover opportunities and drive decisions. We pride ourselves in providing our user community with innovative solutions focused on enabling a more streamlined and simplified way of doing business. We use technology to anticipate user needs and develop solutions to support sustainable growth and increased profitability.
We can help you reduce or supplement your sales staff or cover surveys while estimators are unavailable, as well as offer a reduction in overall expenses to your estimators and agency. The virtual survey team at UniGroup can offer expanded hours and perform a virtual survey seven days a week, with evening and weekend hours to help you enhance the customer experience.
Marketing and Public Relations
UniGroup understands that to grow your business effectively, marketing efforts must focus on, and stay ahead of, digital innovations and new technologies. Our marketing team provides the most advanced tools, platforms and resources to help our agents attract and win new business.
Through consistent and carefully planned public relations initiatives, we continue to bolster our brands’ visibility and top-of-mind awareness. UniGroup provides strong promotional support for agents on both local and national levels, and our national lead generation program is recognized as one of the best in the business.
Procurement and Purchasing
The UniGroup procurement and purchasing team consistently works to find new programs, evaluate and improve existing programs, and develop efficiency protocols that not only save money by controlling spending but bring operational value to the UniGroup system.
In 2019, the procurement team began tackling areas both inside UniGroup headquarters and throughout the agent network. Savings have already been realized in areas such as multi-purpose copiers, IT equipment, travel, fuel, packing and carton supplies.
Trans Advantage Programs
Trans Advantage serves agents and van operators of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, as well as other professional movers across the country. Its primary functions include selling and financing tractors, trucks and trailers.
Through a specialized division, Trans Advantage offers agents a full line of money-saving products and services made possible through the combined buying power of the United and Mayflower agents. These products and services include uniforms and apparel, promotional items, cartons, decals, tires, equipment rentals, truck and engine parts, emergency breakdown service and fuel/cash advance.
Training and Development
The UniGroup training and development team provides our learning management system (LMS) powered by artificial intelligence to elevate your workforce. We support personalized learning paths for every individual to develop and increase performance necessary to grow your business with over 300+ courses covering safety, compliance, sales, technology and more.
The UniGroup Cooperative Network
As the owner of the largest carriers in the full-service moving industry, UniGroup offers agents the financial stability expected from a brand leader and an unsurpassed opportunity for growth in all types of transportation.
Our cooperative status is essential to the success of our agency family. On May 2, 2018, UniGroup officially transitioned to a cooperative (co-op), UniGroup, C.A. Becoming a co-op allows the enterprise to balance each agent’s unique, local identity with shared services, purchasing power and information networks conducted through UniGroup.
Residential Sales iLeads Program
Lead generation is a critical part of your agency’s growth, and appointment setting is key to your success. Through our exclusive iLeads program, we vet customer leads on your behalf and create appointments that drive residential sales. This sophisticated model saves you time and money — and leaves the marketing to us.