A Nebraska-based trucking company might not make make regular appearances on A&E’s “Shipping Wars,” but thanks to an affiliation with third-party logistics provider uShip, the odds of Nebraska Transport Co. achieving reality TV stardom — however brief — have increased greatly.
uShip has been featured often on the A&E reality series that follows shippers around the country as they deliver out-of-the-ordinary loads for various customers. It recently launched a marketplace for less-than-truckload, or LTL, shipments and Scottsbluff-based NTC is one firm that provided rate information as a potential shipper.
“Really, we’re not going in and picking up a T-rex from a museum,” said Jared Ross of NTC Logistics, a division of Nebraska Transport Co. “It’s usually a legitimate business that needs a pallet or a normal shipment picked up and we deliver it like we would any other shipment.”
Ross did note the company has had at least one interesting shipment, however. It shipped an entire jerky factory from San Francisco to Scottsbluff in 2012.
“It took two cranes, seven flatbeds and three van trucks to move the whole facility,” Ross said. “We rented cranes and did the entire thing from start to finish.”
NTC operates its flagship location in La Vista and employs 250 people across 12 locations.