Uber for trucks: New on-demand marketplace
After the success of Uber, almost every company which is dealing with transportation, have started adopting the strategy of Uber transportation.
The Uberization industry is continuously growing. From food delivery, liquor delivery, healthcare, to grocery delivery, “Uber of” is almost everywhere. Currently, a new term has been introduced, “Uber for Trucks”. It is gaining a firm grip on the market, sometimes known as an on-demand marketplace.
According to the American Trucking Association, Uber for trucking moved almost 70% of all freight in the United States. Without trucks, the economy of America would brake to stop.
Uber For Trucks
Companies are thinking to develop Uber Clone for the Uber for trucks industry. For that, they have to know exactly how much this industry is worth. The local trucking industry got fragmented because of the empty containers, The reason behind this is the cost of repositioning the empty container is almost same to the full container. And it is obvious that local logistics companies would not make any profit by moving empty containers. The cost of repositioning empty containers directly depends on the time taken by it to get refilled.
To solve this problem, local logistics industries need a solution which would contact the freight brokers to connect them with the carrier. But, these brokers charge almost 20%, that’s why this is not the best solution.
The alternative solution for this problem would be Uber Trucks App.
Similar to the Uber which connects the drivers with the passengers, the Uber transportation app will fill the gap and establish the direct connection between truckers and shippers. It would eliminate the demand of freight brokers.
Freight industries would benefit from the Uber logistics app. As it may increase the company’s visibility, lower the expenses, and reduce the number of trucks that move with the empty containers.
Uber For Trucking Market
Many companies have already decided to develop the Uber for Trucking app to connect shippers and the carriers. Shippers would get advantages from this app to a great extent. The features of the Uber logistics app might be:
Targeted Freight Tracking
Real-Time Location Tracking
Freight Schedule Management
Integrated Payment System
The question arises here is how Uber for Trucks would help the local logistics industries?
If the app can make the direct connection between a carrier and a shipper, then it would be possible for both, shippers and truckers to work efficiently. Though, it may need the real-time based system and a bunch of tools to handle server side, store user data, and so on.
Today, almost all the carrier companies have the GPS to identify device’s location in real time. In order to make the Uber for Trucks app work, companies would require the access to location data.
Additionally, to make the process easier, companies may develop separate solutions for truckers and shippers.
The objective of this app development is to let the truckers earn the profit even out of their empty trucks by providing an easy connection with the shippers. Moreover, the shippers are also get benefitted as they can directly contact truckers without paying any broker.
For this connection, the companies would require two apps: App for Shippers and App for Truckers.
App for Shippers
The objective of this app is to find the trucks that are available nearby. With this app, shippers can make the new shipping requests, pay for shipping, specify the destination as well as source, and get delivery confirmation.
Shippers can send requests to the nearby truckers with the shipment requirements, communicate with them, secure the deal, and upload all the documentation with location data. It is efficient as well as less expensive.
App for Truckers
This app helps the truckers to find the available shipments and refill empty containers. The truckers would be able to see the waiting list with requests, get the push notification, view details of the shipper, contact them, check for routes, and so on.
For example, when the drivers sign up in this app, they can browse the list of available shipments nearby them. The trucker who will accept the shipment first will get the job first. Moreover, it should be clear between both the parties that shippers can’t cancel the shipment requests, once it gets accepted by the truckers.
Uber Trucks App should not just automate the process, fill empty trucks, or make the businesses more profitable. It must also offer the user-friendly pricing practice for shippers and truckers.
By developing this type of solution for the logistics transportation, companies get able to help truckers move around efficiently. Plus, there would be minimal empty containers. This solution is worth giving a try.