Uber Freight moves into Chicago – Transportation News

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3 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Uber Freight is expanding to Chicago and several other cities as part of a push to take its startup trucking business nationwide.

The San Francisco-based company best known for upending the taxi business with a mobile app and an on-demand army of drivers launched trucking operations in Texas in May.

Now it’s adding Chicago and cities in California, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in an effort to start building nationwide coverage. It’s also adding other unspecified cities in the Midwest.

Drivers use Uber’s app to find loads that need to be shipped. Uber said it was customizing the app to the specific types of freight drivers prefer, as well as particular geographies. Uber won’t say how many drivers it’s signed up in Texas or what kind of volumes it’s booked from shippers.

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