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Uber Freight Introduces Personalized Load Matching

Uber Freight, the on-demand trucking service created by Uber and introduced earlier this year, is expanding from its initial market of Texas to areas in California, Arizona, Chicago, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, Uber has also updated the app with new features that personalize the driver app with custom settings and recommendations based on their use.

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Customers, carriers and drivers play a major role in ensuring hazmat shipments are transported safely and compliantly.

While Amazon’s recent bid to purchase Whole Foods made mainstream headlines, the e-commerce giant will still need to adhere to time-tested realities. Any way you slice it, the integrated U.S. cold chain requires optimized service from existing ports, 3PLs, cold storage warehousing, transportation providers and high-value vendors.

Understanding the challenges of Motor Freight and managing for the future

Uber Freight, the on-demand trucking service created by Uber and introduced earlier this year, is expanding from its initial market of Texas to areas in California, Arizona, Chicago, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, Uber has also updated the app with new features that personalize the driver app with custom settings and recommendations based on their use.

It’s important to note that owner operators and other drivers have a responsibility to validate that the HAZMAT shipment they’re transporting is compliant.

Old Dominion Freight Line, which a generation ago made a company-changing decision to embark on a diversification growth path away from its roots as merely a Southeast regional LTL carrier, is now poised for even more profitable growth as a national trucking leader.

Changes considered by some as “absolutely inevitable” are coming to freight payment services as shippers seek to leverage data for more efficiency. While innovative and data-driven companies insist there’s a better way, skeptics push back with plenty of experience under their belts.

It stands to reason that with the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, effective next month, interesting times are certainly heading our way.

UPS has officially acquired the 49 percent interest of Vietnam-based VN Express in the joint delivery venture between the companies, whom initially first partnered in 1994, with VN Express serving at UPS’s authorized agent in Vietnam, prior to establishing a joint stock company in 2010.

On the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.

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From a supply chain and logistics perspective, the most interesting part of this budget is the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation and reauthorization proposal.

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Showing that there is still positive momentum in the trucking sector, freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates said this week that June Class 8 truck total net orders were up significantly compared to May.

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When it comes to electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), independent truck driver owner-operators have one message to the government: stay out of my business.

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While some economic indices have taken a hit in the last week, one that keeps making forward progress is the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.

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Customer demand is the driver for flatbed expansion, says company officials.