June 24, 2017

Uber Freight launches in US

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In an industry already rife with digital disruption through self drive advancements, the presence of the conglomerate has sent waves of uncertainty through the sectors more traditional business models.

Unlike the original Uber model, the Uber Freight app aims to capitalise on the already established owner driver presence in the U.S by connecting carriers to freight owners in real time, offering both dry and refrigerated shipments.

Uber Freight’s major selling point however is its ability to pay for each job within a few days, fee-free, for every single load.

“When things don’t go as planned or drivers have to wait longer than expected, we pay for that too. These “accessorial” rates are published right on our blog and website,” the Uber Freight website reads.”We fundamentally believe that by focusing on drivers’ pain points we can solve the industry’s biggest challenges.”Like the original Uber model the app vets users inhouse.Vetted users download the app, search for a load, and tap to book it, a rate confirmation is then sent […]

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