Monday, June 12, 2017

Uber for freight has arrived but truckers' feelings mixed on new app | Supply Chain Dive

Dive Brief:

  1. With the roll-out of the new program Uber Freight, in which truck drivers are more easily able to locate shipments for transport, differing degrees of optimism and skepticism exist within the industry, WSIL reported. 
  2. Some drivers believe the program allows greater ease of entry to get started in the industry, while others note the likelihood of even more intense competition. Regardless, compensation — which truckers assert can take anywhere from a day to half a year — will be a welcome sight, as Uber Freight promises that pay for the drivers will be either instantly or within a week, and with no added fees.
  3. With Uber bringing greater competitiveness in the market, some truckers voice the concern that a price war is possible, which could ultimately lower driver fees.
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