Uber launches Uber Freight platform

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 26, 2017

Uber started with the simple idea of pressing a button and getting a ride, and now it‘s moving into the trucking industry, aiming to empower truck drivers and small trucking companies to run and grow their business.

Uber Freight is an app that matches trucking companies with loads to haul. It takes the guesswork out of finding and booking freight, and what used to take several hours and multiple phone calls can now be achieved with the touch of a button.

Vetted users download the app (available for Android and iOS), search for a load, and simply tap to book it. A rate confirmation is sent within seconds.

Uber Freight is committed to paying 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, that is paid for too. These ‘accessorial‘ rates are published on their blog and website.