Ever since the Uber became successful, almost every company that deals with transportation have started adapting the Uber transportation strategy and hiring Uber developers.
The on-demand marketplace or the so-called Uberization industry is growing at a rapid speed. Healthcare, food delivery, grocery delivery, liquor delivery – there seems to be a “Uber of” of almost everything. And now the term – Uber for Trucks – is gaining a strong grip in the on-demand services.
According to American Trucking Association, about 70% of all freight moved in the United States by Uber for trucking. And without trucks, the American economy brakes to a stop.
However, our today’s article is going to address all the inquiries from our clients from Florida, Chicago, and California who would like to develop Uber clone for Uber for trucks industry.
By looking at above information, you must know how much the industry is worth. But still, the local trucking industry is fragmented because of empty containers. The cost of repositioning an empty container is almost same as the full containers. And obviously, moving empty trucks won’t make any money for local logistics companies. The longer the trucks wait to be filled, the higher the cost.
In order to stop this, the local trucking industry needs a new solution. Solution that will contact the freight brokers, and connect them with a carrier. But again, these brokers charge up to 20%, which turns out to be not the best option for the logistics companies in the 21st century.
So, what’s the alternative for this problem?
Similar to Uber app that connects drivers with the passengers, your Uber transportation app can fill the gap between truckers and shippers, which eliminates the need of freight brokers. And this service, that establish a direct connection between shippers and truckers can be dubbed as Uber trucking.
The freight industry can benefit a lot from an Uber like app for logistics which can lower the expenses, increase the visibility of company, and most importantly, minimize the trucks move around with empty containers.
There are already many companies picked up the idea of developing an Uber for trucking app for shippers to connect with the carriers seamlessly, and market themselves as an Uber for trucks industry.
In fact, shippers can benefit to a great extent from such Uber transportation app. The features for such Uber for logistics app can be like…
If an app can establish a direct connection between a shipper and a carrier, it will be possible for both, truckers and shippers to work together efficiently. Though, it would need real-time location based system and bunch of tools to store user data and handle server side, etc..
But, mostly all carrier companies have GPS to identify the location of device in real time. So, in order to make Uber for Trucks App work, you would need to get access to the location data.
Moreover, to make the process much simpler, developing separate solution for both Shippers and Truckers would make the task much easier. And, in case you need guidance or help, you can take help from mobile app development company to take care of your Uber for Trucking App as well as its backend development.
The goal of this solution is to offer a easy connection to let truckers earn most out of their trucks and shippers can contact truckers directly, without having to pay a broker.
And, for this, it would require to develop two app solutions.
The main goal of this app for truckers is to help them find available shipments and fill the empty space in their trucks. The truckers, in the app, will be able to see waiting list with requests, view shipper’s details, get push notifications, chat with shipper, check for routes, etc.
For instance, when the driver first signs up in the app, he’ll be able to browse through the list of all available shipments near the area. And, the trucker who accepts the shipment first, gets the job first. Additionally, it should be clear that shipper cannot cancel the shipment request once it is accepted by the trucker.
Similar to truckers, the goal of app for shippers is to find available nearby trucks. In the app, the shippers will be able to make new shipping requests, specify the source and destination location, pay for shipping, get delivery confirmation, etc..
The shipper can create a shipment requirement and send request to nearby truckers, chat with them, finalize the deal, and upload documentation with location data to get task done. This is not only more efficient, but it could be less expensive as well.
Uber for trucks mobile app should not only automate the process, fill trucks, and make the business more profitable. It should also offer a user-friendly pricing policy for both, shippers and truckers.
For instance, you may keep your transportation app free for the carriers and charge shippers up to 3% of load value, or from the total cost amount. Looking at 15% charge that freight brokers usually take, it surely looks very low profit scale.
But think of it as this: how much the shippers and truckers will be instantly attracted to use your Uber for trucking app to do their business. And if you still insist on obtaining higher pay, you could also offer premium services such as secure transportation, standard packages, etc to profit higher on same.
By developing such solution for logistics transportation, you can help truckers move around more efficiently, and with minimal empty containers. So if you starting to think it’s time to give this idea a deep thought, we look forward to help you with the same.
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