American ridesharing platform Uber has launched its newest venture — a trucking app.
Dubbed Uber ‘Freight,’ the app is designed to match trucking companies with cargo to haul.
“We take the guesswork out of finding and booking freight, which is often the most stressful part of a driver’s day,” reads an excerpt from the company’s blog. “What used to take several hours and multiple phone calls can now be achieved with the touch of a button.”
According to the Uber Freight blog, “vetted users” can search and book loads in the same way that most passengers use Uber to hail a cab.
“We send a rate confirmation within seconds, eliminating a common anxiety in trucking about whether or not the load is really confirmed,” says the company.
Based on the language and tone used in the Uber Freight blog, it appears that the company has spent some time speaking with truckers and trucking companies to isolate the most stressful parts of the industry, in order to distill an app that solves these problems.
“We fundamentally believe that by focusing on drivers’ pain points, we can solve the industry’s biggest challenges,” continues the company. “Happy drivers means happy shippers, and ultimately everyone benefits, including the end consumers of the goods.”
MobileSyrup has reached out to Uber for comment on when and if the app will be available. This article will be updated to reflect Uber’s comments.
Source: Uber Freight