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May 19, 2017

UBER's freight system * USA: Trucking industry question rates

* California - Independent truckers eye Uber Freight app

--- Truckers are intrigued by the launch of Uber Freight, but they want a lot more details about pricing and how the cloud-based, on-demand, full truck-load freight brokerage will work before signing up... Independent truckers told Trucks.com they would like to be able to negotiate rates – something Uber doesn’t allow for now – and they want to know if the division of the ride-hailing service will expand beyond traditional trailers to include flatbed and step-deck freight... Jimmy Nevarez, an owner-operator from Chino, Calif., said he believes using apps like Uber Freight to book loads will help keep his two-truck operation running... When truckers open an account on Uber Freight, they’re added to a database of freight haulers. When shippers need a load moved that matches a driver’s equipment and location, details about the load show up in the driver’s Uber Freight account. The driver can then click a button on the mobile app to accept... 
 (Photo by Jimmy Nevarez - Jimmy Nevarez of Angus Transportation signed up for Uber Freight’s new load matching app)  --  Chino, CAL, USA- Trucks.com, by CLARISSA HAWES - MAY 19, 2017

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