The Uberization of Freight is Here

December 7, 2017 by FreightCenter Team
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FreightCenter welcomes shippers to try out its “Uber-ized” freight shipping option that connects shippers with small trucking companies online. Similar to ride-sharing, the freight shipping service allows customers to find and book available truck drivers in their area. The service is currently available for same-day deliveries in southern California, with plans to expand service to New York and Georgia.

Specializing in short-haul deliveries within 150 miles of the pickup location, the service offers shorter transit times at rates lower than the national average. The service is a lot like using Uber to secure personal transportation, except it’s used to secure transportation for your freight. By connecting them with a variety of short-haul trucking companies, shippers have more options to choose from when selecting a freight carrier.

“The uberization of freight is happening and we’re excited to partner with a service provider that aims to improve the industry,” said CEO Matthew J. Brosious. “This service gives the industry a much-needed upgrade, improving the pickup and delivery process for all parties involved. FreightCenter is excited to bring faster shipping options to our customers in southern California.”

When obtaining a quote from FreightCenter, shippers instantly see rates and transit times from a wide range of carriers. For shipments traveling within California, shippers will see same-day delivery rates from local delivery companies alongside rates from regional or national trucking companies. Both drivers and shippers benefit from this partnership by finding affordable space on local trucks that would otherwise go un-utilized.

FreightCenter partners with hundreds of vetted common carriers and trucking companies to secure pickups and deliveries for more than one million shippers nationwide. To become a carrier in our network, inquire about a partnership at https://www.freightcenter.com/our-carriers.

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