Uber documents reveal that since its 2017 launch, Uber Freight has contracted with 36,000 carriers, 400,000 drivers and 1,000 shippers. It will hit $500 million in revenue this year.
Truckers who use the Uber Freight load-matching app can save thousands of dollars on new and used trucks, fuel and other goods and services.
The testing halt comes days after one the company’s autonomous cars struck and killed a pedestrian.
Loading dock wait times cost truckers more than $1 billion annually and increase crash risks, according to a government audit.
Researchers claim there are up to 40 percent fewer heavy truckers than a widely accepted industry estimate. Automation could displace up to a quarter of them.
In 2016, 786 U.S. heavy-duty truckers died on the job, up 5.5 percent from the previous year.
November spot rates for vans rose to a three-year high in November and refrigerated truck rates hit highest level since 2014, indicating a healthy trucking industry.
The pending ELD mandate and other industry pressures are giving carriers more power over shippers that habitually make drivers wait on loading docks.
Ross Froat paid his way to an engineering degree working as a heavy-duty mechanic. Now he uses his background to mold technology policy for trucking’s biggest trade group.
Fast-growing DAT Solutions builds trucking industry data business by collecting information from 65,000 freight lanes and $33 billion in invoices.
Beginning in 2018, carriers can use Fleet CyWatch to alert authorities to cybersecurity hacks or breaches of on-board or back-end trucking systems.