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Uber extends on-demand service to trucking

Updated May 20, 2017 06:43am

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber is expanding into a new field with a version of its on-demand ride application that lets truckers book cargo hauls with simple taps on smartphones.

Uber Freight rolling out in the US was touted by the company as an app that matches truckers or trucking companies with loads, and streamlines payments. “We take the guesswork out of finding and booking freight, which is often the most stressful part of a driver’s day,” Uber said in a blog post available online on Friday. “What used to take several hours and multiple phone calls can now be achieved with the touch of a button.” Truckers signing onto the service are vetted, according to Uber, which did not provide details regarding checks done on those involved.

Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2017