After the global success of Uber, most transport services companies have decided to follow suit in a bid to exceed the former. Considering the continuous growth of Uber and the untapped potentials in the sector, other vehicles are beginning to warm up to accept and proffer the services to other potential customers. App developers are working with businesses to use this new trend to the fullest.
Market Logistics Challenges
Based on a study carried out by the American Trucking Association, trucks accounts for about 80% of the cargo charges in the US and also contribute a whopping $700 billion annually to the country’s revenue. Considering this enormous contribution and the fact that the potentials of truck transportation have not been fully harnessed, there is need to create a platform for trucking agencies. This is because before now, there was always a middleman between shipping companies and trucking agencies to seal their deals. These middlemen often get up to 20% commission which is really not ideal for shipping companies in this age.
Solutions to Logistics Challenges
Just as Uber brings together commuters and cab drivers, a transportation app would close the already wide gaps between the Shipping Companies and Trucking agencies thereby eliminating the place of intermediaries. Hence, the service that would remove the gaps that existed between truckers and shipping companies; would give birth to a new app that would be christened Uber for Trucking. The birth of this app would wholly benefit Logistics industries, as they would now have an app to access and meet their cargo delivery needs, which would also reduce the cost paid on freight, as payment would be made directly to trucking company rather than routing it through an intermediary.
The Potential Market for Uber for Trucking
Android app development company has already seen the potentials in this sector, and have taken up the idea using mobile technology to connect Shippers and Carriers. The company was able to connect shippers and freight forwarders to their chosen carriers so as to reduce the time taken to get cargoes to its destination. To create this Uber for Trucking App, the below are to be put into consideration:
- Online Real-time tracking
- Allocation of cost per kg
- Integrated payment gateway
- Cargo Insurance
- Express Service(immediate delivery service based on urgency)
Also, note that the Uber for Trucking is not only restricted to shipping companies but also open to individuals, as individuals could plug into the app when they need a cargo service and a truck would come running to them. This would make Uber for trucking a sort after app, as it would be an app for all rather than restricted.
Cargo Drivers Mobile Solution
This is part of the Uber for trucking solution, which aims at harnessing the resource in Cargo drivers. Because the app solution is aimed at catering for the populace and the entire region, the mobile solution was a step towards ensuring mass coverage of the region. Therefore, drivers can view the possible tasks in their regions and meet the needs of shippers’ delivery without having to visit a location twice when that could be done ones. This Cargo drivers’ mobile solution would maximize the strength of truck drivers, as they would be able to view shipping requests, accepts request orders, view shippers details, view pickup, and delivery location, communicate with the freight forwarders online real-time and get notifications on requests.
The Uber for trucking is a new trend in mobile app development that would change trucking services globally and is a must embrace app.
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