Uber Freight

Business, Technology

Uber Launches Powerloop, a Trailer-Rental Business, to Build Drop-Freight Network

Powerloop trailer Powerloop, a new trailer leasing and rental company started by Uber, hopes to reduce driver detention time through its trailer-pool system. (Uber Freight)

Uber Technologies Inc. has started Powerloop, a trailer leasing and rental business, to support drop-freight opportunities for carriers and shippers using its Uber Freight load-matching network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2018
Business, Technology

Uber Freight Launches Shipper Platform

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Uber Freight has introduced a technology platform for shippers to connect with drivers and small fleets hauling freight via its load-matching mobile app.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 21, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Opinion

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Doubles Down on Freight Business

Lior Ron Uber Freight app. (Aether Films)

Although Uber Technologies Inc. recently halted its self-driving truck program, the ride-hailing pioneer is doubling down on its Uber Freight load-matching business and announced that Otto co-founder and former Uber executive Lior Ron will rejoin the company to run that unit.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

LGBTQ Drivers Share Experiences at Uber Freight Event

Uber Freight LGBTQ panel Bobby (left) and Ricky Coffee-Loy (Uber Freight)

SAN FRANCISCO — Several drivers who identify as LGBTQ said they have found good careers within the trucking industry and shared their experiences during a panel discussion hosted by Uber Freight on June 21.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Uber Freight Launches ‘Fleet Mode’

Uber Freight has added a “fleet mode” to its mobile app to enable dispatchers at small fleets to find and book loads and assign them to their drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 4, 2018
Business

Uber Freight Introduces Discount Program for Fuel, Parts, Trucks

Uber Freight discount card Uber Freight

Uber Freight has introduced a discount program that provides savings on fuel, parts and even new and used truck purchases to carriers using its load-matching mobile app.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Uber’s Self-Driving Trucks Now Hauling Freight in Arizona

An Uber Freight truck makes a self-driving delivery in Arizona An Uber Freight truck makes a self-driving delivery in Arizona. (Uber Technologies Inc.)

Uber Technologies Inc. announced that its self-driving commercial trucks are now conducting regular freight hauls in Arizona through the Uber Freight network.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Freight’s Push to Streamline Trucking Hinges on Fixed Rates, Speedy Execution

Uber Freight's Bill Driegert Driegert by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Uber Freight’s push to automate trucking transactions hinges on a fixed pricing model designed to eliminate bidding and phone calls and enable on-demand truck capacity for shippers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 20, 2017
Business

Uber Freight Expanding Into Six Markets This Year

Truck Uber

Uber Freight will expand to five states and the Midwest-Chicago area over the next few months.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2017

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