Can shipping freight across the country be as easy as finding a ride across town?
Aug 23, 2018

Can shipping freight across the country be as easy as finding a ride across town?

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The hailing options for Uber aren't just sedan, SUV and pool. The company has a trucking business as well called Uber Freight. Instead of pairing riders with cars, Uber has built a separate platform to pair shipments with trucks that can deliver them. Deborah Lockridge, editor-in-chief of Heavy Duty Trucking and Truckinginfo.com, says Uber sees opportunity in what is called the "spot freight" market, linking shippers and truckers, typically for one-off shipments. (08/23/18)

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Can shipping freight across the country be as easy as finding a ride across town?

Aug 23, 2018
"There's a lot more going on in the background when it comes to truck loads," one expert says.
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The hailing options for Uber aren’t just sedan, SUV and pool. The company has a trucking business as well called Uber Freight. Instead of pairing riders with cars, Uber has built a separate platform to pair shipments with trucks that can deliver them. Deborah Lockridge, editor-in-chief of Heavy Duty Trucking and Truckinginfo.com, says Uber sees opportunity in what is called the “spot freight” market, linking shippers and truckers, typically for one-off shipments. (08/23/18)

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