Is United Road Auto Transport a franchise?


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United Road Auto Transport is not a franchise, as stated by Charlesbank and Automotive Logistics. The company is primarily owned by Charlesbank Capital Partners, with Transportation Resource Partners and United Road's management team having some shares.

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United Road Services, Inc., which has its main base in Romulus, Mich., was established in 1998. Certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Smartway, this vehicle carrier and logistics firm handles the transport of over 2.5 million vehicles every year. Using Online Vehicle Information Shipping Solution, or OVISS, for real time vehicle transport status, the company serves around 10,000 customers, which include General Motors, Nissan and BMW.

With the purchase of Waggoners Trucking's auto transport division in late 2013, United Road Services is the second largest car hauler in the United States as of 2015, as mentioned on Automotive Logistics.

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