The much expected Uber Freight has been finally unveiled and it all set for the truck drivers to avail it. Uber will be pairing up with the commercial shippers and truck drivers who are looking out for a job. It is similar to the way the ride-hailing of Uber takes were riders and drivers are paired up. In the same fashion, the truck drivers will be paired up with the shippers. This is an opportunity for drivers pick up a job for themselves instead of waiting and wailing away the time by making calls to get a single transport. Apart from pairing up, Uber will also fix the price for the transportation of the cargo to the said location.
The move to the shipping line by Uber has come post acquiring the autonomous acquiring company Otto. Last year, they were successful in delivering 20,000 Budweiser cans in an interstate city. When we consider truck drivers with the trucking companies, they need to wait for around 30 days for them to get their payment.
Drivers will no need for 30 long days for them to get the payment, as the payment will be made within a few days. Apart from that, the fees for every single load would be free; if there is a delay in the payment then Uber will pay the additional price for the waiting period as well. It is evident that this business is clearly focused on truck drivers and trucking companies. It is yet to be noted if the drivers will be satisfied by working for Uber.