We’ve all heard about Uber for private passenger auto, but recently Uber launched Uber Freight for trucks that are already hauling freight. Their revolutionary app allows carriers to match with shippers with just the tap of a button. You can book the loads you want and know up-front what you’ll make on it because prices are displayed. An excellent resource to make extra income if you’re already headed somewhere and don’t have a full load. Check out this YouTube video to see how it works.
While this is a good opportunity to earn some extra income, Uber is currently having a driver shortage, meaning there just aren’t enough drivers to do all the jobs. To get more drivers interested, Uber is currently running some incentives that include discount on fuel, tires maintenance and even the purchase of new and used vehicles. The shortage of drivers is no new thing. The entire industry is experiencing the shortage and it is exacerbated by the recent ELD requirements put into place last year.
If you’re considering Uber Freight as a viable option for your trucking business, it would be important to talk to a licensed agent in our office to discuss your insurance needs.
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