Uber has unveiled its new Freight app, which matches trucking companies with loads to haul.
“We take the guesswork out of finding and booking freight, which is often the most stressful part of a driver’s day,” said Uber.
“What used to take several hours and multiple phone calls can now be achieved with the touch of a button.”
Vetted users download the Uber Freight app, search for a load, and tap to book it.
“We send a rate confirmation within seconds, eliminating… whether or not the load is really confirmed.”
Uber Freight also assists with payments.
“When trucking companies get paid, they typically have to wait 30 days or longer, enough time to sink a small business.”
Uber Freight is committed to paying within a few days, fee-free, for every single load.
“When things don’t go as planned or drivers have to wait longer than expected, we pay for that too. These accessorial rates are published right on our blog and website,” said Uber.