It’s likely that we’re going to see an ever-increasing expansion in the influence of freight mobility apps into the future.
Back in June we reported on study findings predicting the technology will be a dominant force in the industry by 2020.
Now, one of the pioneers in the tech, the ride-sharing giants, Uber, are ramping up the features and functions of their Uber Freight services.
The new features, coming to the app in coming weeks, allow users to better forward plan jobs and access loads near drop-off points (to minimize one-way operations).
The two additions, which Uber say are aimed at improving the user experience, are called ‘Post My Truck’ and ‘Reloads’.
The first new function allows users to input their trucks future availability and whether they prefer local, short, or long-haul freight jobs.
The app will then preview a list of available loads that match their criteria and send notifications to the driver as additional loads are made available.
With Reloads, when carriers and drivers go to book a load through the app, Uber Freight offers a list of loads available near their drop-off location that they can choose to book next.
We will bring you more details on Uber Freight and other similar services as details come to hand.