Uber Trucking

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Ryan S2016, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Ryan S2016

    Ryan S2016 Medium Load Member

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    Hey Guys listening to the radio today and there was another conversation about the Uber Trucking. Not sure all the ins-and-outs of it but it seems like Uber is getting into the trucking and freight industry. Does anyone else think this is gonna be a disaster and drop rates even lower?

    This is sounding like the craziness of autonomous trucks, heck pretty soon there wont be a need for drivers in trucks doing any of it anymore.

    Well have a great day everyone, be safe out there
    God Bless
     
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  2. JerryD13

    JerryD13 Light Load Member

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  3. Midwest1

    Midwest1 Light Load Member

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    I can see this working for dryvan or reefer but not for flatbed or car hauling.

    I think my little hotshot business will be ok for the near future.
     
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  4. JJ 501

    JJ 501 Bobtail Member

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    Yes,only autonomus trucks pulling a dry van can close their doors after loaded and stop to fuel up!
     
  5. Scvready

    Scvready Light Load Member

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    It shouldn't bring rates down. Truckers will just use brokers like they already do. They don't have to use uber unless of course the rates are good. If uber does launch this no truck is obligated to pick up for them unless they sign up. Don't sign up unless the rates are good. Nothing to fear here.
     
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