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Future of Uber Freight? Why Company is shutting down self-driving truck division?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Lynnette Wilm, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. Hi Guys,

    This is my first post at this forum. Actually, my uncle who left his job as logistic head of a wholesale company planned to start driving Uber. Yes, he owns truck but later, we got the news that the company is shutting down this service. I just came here to know is company lowering its focus on self-driving truck units, or it is also about Uber Freight.

    Secondly, we are purchasing alarming equipment and truck GPS. So, my question is that which would be the best GPS tracker and alarming system if we travel within the state. I found this list of best truck GPS trackers, so you are open to referring any of GPS tracker from here.
     
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  2. Merc7186

    Merc7186

    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Unfortunately you will probably end up with crickets on this one as most of the people on this forum driver for U/L.....or even know what Uber Freight is for that matter.
     
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  3. Do Hot Shot for oilfield out of Bakersfield.

    Several companies hiring owner operators.

    Also , as an example, manufacturers such as John Deere ( local to me ) are always shipping out equipment and receiving materials.

    Cooperage is always shipping. New barrels.
    Reconditioning used barrels. Etc. . .

    Crude pumper wells in Bakersfield Always need Parafin chemical treatments to keep flow lines and wells from clogging due to parafin.

    Chemicals come in Transport Containers.
    Must be replaced often.
     

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  4. New2This

    New2This

    Location:
    DC Area
    Are you saying Uber's ditching Uber Freight entirely or just the self driving trucks?
     
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  5. Yeah! I was referring to self-driving trucks as I got news that Uber breaks down its self-driving trucks and going to focus more on self-driving cars only. I don't know what are its impacts on Uber Freight.

    You guys are also ignoring the second part of my post. I am also looking some reliable GPS trackers and alarming devices for our truck.
     
  6. New2This

    New2This

    Location:
    DC Area
    You'd be better off posting this in a trucker's forum
     
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  7. SRGuy

    SRGuy

    Location:
    Santa Rosa
    Driving:
    UberX
    Have you googled GPS trackers?
     
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  8. Thanks for sharing your opinions with me. We have just upgraded our trucks with the latest GPS tracks, installed HID kits to improve brightness especially in fog areas and passed our truck inspection. Now, we are ready to work with a local retail company under the supply chain department. Although we were looking to work with Uber Freight lack of authentic information, we will see this opportunity for future adventures.
     
  9. Who is John Galt?

    Who is John Galt? Author

    Location:
    ADL - in the car
    Driving:
    UberX

    Lack of authentic information from Über?

    That doesn't sound right!

    .
     
  10. Because I asked from many people including Uber drivers but they were not much aware of Uber Freight and its features. As company also released a press release that they are going to focus less on trucks rather than cars.
     
  11. ECOMCON

    ECOMCON

    Location:
    33rd & 3rd
    Below From Dec 14. Doesn’t sound like uber freight is going anywhere but up:

    Uber Freight has launched a new data analytics feature designed to help shippers pinpoint problem areas within their supply chains and take action to improve efficiency.
    Uber Freight also has been steadily expanding its product offering for the shipper side of the business.

    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/uber-freight-adds-analytics-tool-shippers

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Thanks a lot. Reading the article.
     
  13. New2This

    New2This

    Location:
    DC Area
    Be VERY wary of anything associated with Uber
     
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  14. Did you get news they are fully shutting down?
     
  15. ECOMCON

    ECOMCON

    Location:
    33rd & 3rd
    Nonsense
     
  16. I doubt that as well. I don’t understand the OP’s concerns.
     

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