Body Type / Year Make Model

 

Introducing Body Types -  an Alternative to Year, Make, or Model

 

Body type can now replace one or all of the YMM data points.  Default dimensions of vehicles or motorcycles are then used instead of YMM.  A list of body types and their dimensions is below, and here's a screenshot of the listing process from https://www.uship.com/ship/vehicles/cars-light-trucks/create

 

 

 

What problem does this solve?

uShip's service providers move vehicles and motorcycles to every corner of the world.  Some of these vehicles are older and fall outside our YMM dataset, so rate providers can have difficulty giving a rate with confidence.  By asking the customer for the body type of their vehicle, rate providers can at least know the approximate dimensions of their cargo and should be able to rate more appropriately.

 

 

What changes do rate providers need to make?

The API changes are entirely backwards compatible - the only addition is a new property in the rate request to expose the body type the customer chose.  The length, width, height, and weight properties remain the same and continue to reflect the YMM (if available) or body type (if chosen).  Please review the body types below and let us know if we missed anything.

 

 

Motorcycle Body Types

 

Body Type Width (inches) Length (inches) Height (inches) Weight (lbs)
Standard 32 82 45 425
Cruiser 36 94 47 633
Sport Bike 30 83 44 430
Touring 40 92 47 660
Dual-Sport 34 87 53 395
Trike 55 98 47 734
Scooter 30 79 48 343
Off-Road 28 85 50 284
Cabin 41 129 55 1027
Moped 25 68 41 133

 

moto_bodytype_example.json

moto_bodytype_example_legacy.json

 

 

Cars & Light Trucks Body Types

 

Body Type Width (inches) Length (inches) Height (inches) Weight (lbs)
- Microcar 56 110 55 1212.53
Hatchback 59 183 71 2976.21
Coupe 56 182 70 3196.67
Stationwagon 57 182 70 3527.36
Sedan 56 183 71 3527.36
- SUV (Compact) 71 176 65 3527.36
Convertible - - - 3747.82
- Pickup Truck (Mid-size) 72 206 68 3968.28
Minivan 69 200 77 4519.43
SUV (Mid-size) 78 197 69 4739.89
Van 78 204 77 4960.35
- Pickup Truck (Full-size) 77 235 76 4960.35
- SUV (Full-size) 79 211 77 5952.42
- Pickup Truck (Heavy Duty) 82 251 77 5952.42

 

vehicle_bodytype_example.json

vehicle_bodytype_example_legacy.json