Amazon Moving to Create Uber-Like Service for Trucking Industry

By Team Writer / December 22, 2016

Amazon is building an app that matches truck drivers with shippers, a new service that would deepen its presence in the $800B trucking industry, a source told Business Insider. The app, scheduled to launch next summer, is designed to make it easier for truck drivers to find shippers that need goods moved, much in the way Uber connects drivers with riders.

Key Takeaways:

  • Amazon is building an app to match truck drivers with shippers in a new Uber-like service to cater to the $800 billion trucking industry, Business Insider reported .
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“The news outlet, citing an unnamed source, said the app will let truckers find shippers that need goods moved – much like the way Uber connects cab drivers with riders – eliminating a third-party broker that typically charges a hefty commission.”

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