Uber freight is terrible!!! Beware

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by 3M Transit, May 23, 2018.

  1. 3M Transit

    3M Transit Bobtail Member

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    We tried our first load with Uber Freight yesterday’s. My driver arrived at the shipper and proceeded to wait 6 hours of course he notified Uber before he reached 2 hours and the broker insured him she would get it taken care of to please just wait. My driver proceeded to wait 6 hours until he gets a call that they cancelled the load. The broker Giovanna told my driver she would pay him the line haul plus his detention at $35/hour. I never hear from the broker again. So I pick up the phone and call Uber and ask and the guy on the other end of the phone offers me $250. I tell him to shove it that $250 doesn’t even cover the detention pay let alone a TONU. Beware you will get screwed!!!! Do not use Uber
     
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  2. PPDCT

    PPDCT Heavy Load Member

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    Well, this didn't take long. Figured it was a matter of time before these mooks started doing mook stuff.
     
  3. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Uber/Amazon = same pile if you ask me
     
  4. boredsocial

    boredsocial Road Train Member

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    Anyone who looked at the way Uber treats their app drivers who thought that they would get better treatment from Uber than flesh and blood brokers is dumb and deserves what they get. Uber treats their normal car driving contractors worse than I've ever treated a trucking company in my life.
     
  5. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Uber is a system offering cheap freight as a rule of thumb. Their good rates can only be snatched, if you patient enough to constantly monitor their app, and they don't stay there for too long. They are completely transparent about the load details...consignor, consignee, commodity, pick up and delivery hours....finally rate. This in itself is a lot of info about what to expect.
    I don't see any difference on the scale of morale between UBER, CHR, JB HUNT, TQL, CONVOY, XPO, Coyote ..., X,... - anybody when there is an unpleasant development. It is never easy and straightforward to get paid accessorials , as a matter of fact, not getting paid what is expected or even nothing at all is a necessary risk to account for.

    I don't want to defend UBER, just saying that is as ####ty to get paid detention from them as it is from CHR and others. I am more concerned with the likes of Uber that they can become too technological in their own greedy agenda...for instance, I can imagine...easily, that they could algorithmetically sense that you prefer certain lanes, or where your home area is and will target cheaper rates at you...or even present only certain freight and hide some others.
     
  6. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

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    in the end we all lose in this fight over money. crime, pollution and disease will be rampant and it will be game over for humanity, happy memorial day everyone! lol
     
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  7. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Did you do any research about Uber beforehand? No? Well, Golly.
     
  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    You seem genuinely surprised Uber isn't a great place to get your loads.
     
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  9. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I just wanted it to be easy for nothing.
     
  10. GypsyWanderlust

    GypsyWanderlust Medium Load Member

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    Uber made its money convincing thousands of suckers to drive their personal vehicles for next to nothing with no commercial insurance or taxi license and you really expected a payday from Uber freight? Sorry you got snowed though.
     
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