Uber Freight in Europe can be an option for shippers to lessen the shortage of drivers.
As a large number of drivers are going to retire in the years to come, shippers will face a severe lack of drivers. However, for some cargo, such as bonded goods or hazardous cargo, it is important that the haulier meets certain criteria. For shippers, in these situations, it is important that the services provided by Uber comply with specific regulations.
Uber will start a freight service in the Netherlands in the course of April and will then expand country by country throughout Europe. Companies can offer cargo for transport using an application that carriers can subscribe to. The freight service will be similar to Uber’s taxi service but will have some differences like, for example, “booking in advance” option and a different price model.
Uber has been working with the freight service in the US for two years connecting trucking companies to freight and has been encouraged by international shippers operating in both the US and Europe to launch the app in Europe.