Uber now rules the world of shared economy and it is undeniably true. In comparison to how it started, it is now more than just an app that creates a bridge between drivers and riders. Uber has been successful in shifting the demanding economy that can help consumers access various services by using mobile apps. In that case, the industry of freight and trucking are not far from undergoing changes. Uber is impacting the trucking
2 new features
In the recent past, Uber has said that there are 2 new features to the Uber Freight app. All of the new features are mainly drivers to connect several jobs that will encourage them to book Uber instead of the normal cargo load services.
The 2 new features features are called “Reloads” and “Post My Truck.” The “Reloads” are very helpful to truckers who want to find out what their available time is where they can other jobs.
Its benefit to logistics
There is job scheduling, fuel use, a notification sent to drivers and the customers in the app, status tracking of the vehicle, and the management of the repair center. Those who manage trucking businesses can depend on a trucking dispatch system that mixes with a lot of mobile apps.
Moreover, you are going to be provided with maintenance, driver’s bad habits, oil change, and an improved delivery timing that maximizes the truck’s efficiency.
The app acts as a marketplace or some say it is like a broker that let customers directly book carriers. In order to be successful in the market, the logistics app should have the ability to geolocate the drivers and customers to make sure the delivery only happens in the given location and actually tack the cargo until it reaches the destination. In addition, the details of the package should be visible in the app, a waiting list of the package requests in that specific area, and the contact details of the customer. The drivers should be able to approve requests, have a real time talk with the shippers, and confirm the pickup/delivery of the package. It would
also be good if drivers can check out the routes, and current traffic situation for every delivery they make. There should also be push notifications for the drivers and customers.
Logging of bills should be more simple
Drivers have to get the bill signed, get delivery confirmation from each customer, and add the charges of gas refill/s, tolls, and record of trip length. All of this information should be part of the driver’s billing log to make it more convenient for them.
Reviews and ratings are allowed
Uber freight lets the shipper share their review and the rating they give to the trucking provider they experienced. Furthermore, they can directly share their experience using the app.
The trucking app should give a pricing policy that is user-friendly. For example, carriers should be given free transmission, while a 3% of the total load value gets charged from the shipper. The app should also
give a transparent pricing scheme that is lesser in comparison to other trucking apps. Moreover, if the transactions are quicker, the carrier companies and drivers will be attracted to it.
The information provided in this post will tell you how to develop Uber for trucking if you are thinking of venturing into the business.