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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ launches app — this time, it’s from Uber itself

“Uber for trucking,” long considered a freight-matching unicorn, has come to a kind of fruition, with the ride-sharing giant today unveiling its brokerage's Uber Freight matching app aimed at the owner-operator market with a focus on dry van and reefer loads.

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Tech giants Google, Uber battling in court over autonomous truck secrets

Tech giants Google, Uber battling in court over autonomous truck secrets

Google and its subsidiary Waymo claim Uber and Otto Trucking stole thousands of documents and company trade secrets. Uber denies the claims. A judge Monday issued an injunction against Uber and Otto.

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Senators ask GAO to assess autonomous trucks’ potential to displace workers

In the wake of the FMCSA's Monday listening session on regulating the highly automated driving environment expected in the future, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed request GAO study the issue of job displacement -- more commentary from the session explored here.

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If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs ...

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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Autonomous truck startup Otto set to haul second load, this time in traffic

Autonomous truck startup Otto set to haul second load, this time in traffic

Unlike last month’s Budweiser delivery, which was done during pre-dawn hours to avoid traffic and pedestrians in the Denver, Colo.-area, this week’s run truck will include driving through traffic.

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Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated trucking hit a milestone last week, with Uber-acquired upstart Otto delivering 51 cases of Budweiser in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. The truck left Fort Collins, Colo., last Thursday before dawn, navigated through downtown Denver and then made its delivery in Colorado Springs.

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Only those with voices in their head need apply

Only those with voices in their head need apply

Consider the internal conversation one may have while doing a little internet research on trucking. "After three hours of Googling, I still don't know if I want to be a trucker."

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Next Trucking — latest tech-enabled brokerage, freight-marketplace hybrid

Next Trucking -- latest tech-enabled brokerage, freight-marketplace hybrid

Next Trucking's new Android smartphone app and freight marketplace connects broker iDC Logistics' universe of shippers directly to owner-operators.

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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ brokerage launches app

Latest 'uber for trucking' brokerage launches app

The Transfix brokerage's app offers a variety of free services in exchange for the opportunity to push load offers to drivers well-situated to cover them.

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On-demand load matching: Where it’s on the way

Tech startups aimed at long-haul TL need critical mass of freight, carrier capacity and more to compete with systems entrenched in the freight market, themselves adopting some Uber-like functionality.

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