Tag: Uber Freight
Volatile year shows growing pains of in-app freight pricing, value of negotiation
Rate extremities brought on by COVID-19 have accelerated trends in increasing utility of brokers' mobile freight engines, with an explosion of new entrants.
November 25, 2020
News roundup, Nov. 15: Uber Freight subsidizing ELD purchase with ELD data share, U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-country journey, new Pilot opens in West Texas
A Kenworth W990 began its cross-country journey recently hauling the 60-foot Blue Spruce U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from New Mexico to Washington, D.C. A new Pilot Travel Center is open in Andrews, Texas.
November 15, 2019
News roundup, Oct. 30: FBI seeks missing-person help; FMCSA IT faces scrutiny; another ELD small-fleet exemption application and suspension petition; Uber Freight expands to Canada
FBI seeks information on missing 14-year-old from Virginia. SBTC group seeking ELD exemption, suspensions. Freight-matching brokerage Uber Freight announced Wednesday it is expanding into Canada, with both domestic and cross-border load options available, the company says. Also, DOT’s Inspector General has opened an audit into the security of FMCSA’s IT infrastructure.
October 30, 2019
News roundup, Sept. 10: Ryder expands truck-sharing program, Michelin’s owner-op program updates
Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday: Ryder expands its new equipment-sharing program. Uber Freight opens a new Chicago headquarters, and Michelin’s “Advantage” owner-op and small fleet program updates with new benefits.
September 10, 2019
New carrier admin portal from Uber Freight
Uber Freight debuted a new web-booking portal designed to help dispatchers simplify workflow, and a new app interface built to provide a more intuitive experience for carriers and drivers.
August 20, 2019
Uber Freight’s partnerships against human trafficking
In addition to developing and distributing educational materials to all the drivers and riders engaging with the Uber company’s platforms, Uber Freight added the Truckers Against Trafficking organization as a national partner.
August 1, 2019
No surprise: Drivers give best marks to shippers/receivers with quick turn times in Uber Freight ratings
Uber says it has collected over 250,000 ratings from truckers since it launched its Uber Freight platform in 2017. The factor that weighed most heavily in drivers’ ratings of facilities was turn-around time at shippers or receivers, both in positive and negative reviews.
June 20, 2019
Uber Freight adds facility ratings/reviews
With a goal in part to facilitate information sharing among its carrier/driver networks and closer collaboration with its shipper/consignee customers, Uber Freight has introduced a facility ratings and reviews feature that enables carriers using the platform to rate their experiences at load and unload locations.
February 1, 2019
Uber Freight affiliate Powerloop aims to cut detention time with trailer rentals
Powerloop at its core is a trailer leasing program with a primary goal of cutting detention time at shippers and receivers. IMore information on Overdrive.
October 17, 2018
Uber Freight brings shipper platform to freight-matching app, creates carrier advisory board
In an attempt to create a truly automated freight-matching system, Uber announces carriers and shippers can both utilize Uber Freight.
August 23, 2018
After shutting down autonomous truck development, Uber says it’s all in on Uber Freight platform
Uber will be doubling investment in its cargo-matching app, Uber Freight, after it announced the closure of its autonomous truck development program.
August 8, 2018
Tony Justice to headline Uber Freight concert at GATS
Tony Justice will once again headline the GATS and Uber Freight concert on Friday, Aug. 24, in downtown Dallas during the Great American Trucking Show.
July 20, 2018
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