UBER * France: A marketplace for cargo
* París - THE NEW: Uber Freight in road transport
Uber launched the Uber Freight service in the United States, a digital freight exchange open to shippers and carriers. With a commercial strike force that, for now, has been put on hold... Despite the deemed discreet launch the day after Christmas, various newspapers across the Atlantic and France highlighted this digital implementation, new intermediation service for the long haul transport, with prices varying according to supply and demand... In this context, the commission ("freight brokers"), numbering more than 10,000 in the US, are the first affected. Before Uber Freight they saw implant and develop apps Lyft , Hailo, Traansmission (New York), Cargomatic (Los Angeles), Keychain Logistics (in San Francisco), which use the same principle of a scholarship freight backed mapping and geolocation freight vehicles, operating in real time... These services are remunerated through commissions on each transaction and / or subscriptions. This type of "marketplace" for freight is in vogue in the United States because of the weight that weighs the road transport... According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), road transport handles 80% of annual volumes, amounting to $ 700 billion. In this flow, the empty routes are the economic scourge that the logisticians want to limit. They would generate a cost of around 16 billion just for the only container transport, says the ATA...
París, France - The Official Carrier, by BENOÎT BARBEDETTE - 4 JAN 2017