Is "Uber" for Trucking Coming Because of the Driver Shortage?
Uber for Trucking
It may be well known that there is a driver shortage in the trucking industry. As a truck driver, you know that not having enough drivers to deliver freight puts stress on you while you're trying to get as much done as possible. Sometimes you're even doing the work of multiple drivers in the same amount of time as one. On the Move Solutions (OMVS), a company who focuses on developing cutting-edge technology in a variety of fields of business, might possibly have a solution for this dilemma.
On The Move Solutions recognizes that there are numerous factors to the trucker shortage, such as flat pay rates, government regulations, truckers retiring and general public opinion of truck drivers. Based on the company 'Uber', OMVS is developing a new platform hoping to adapt a "sharing economy" way of business, which has proven to be highly successful in other forums. This permits independent drivers and brokers to access an economy service that was previously only available to larger companies. As OMVS CEO Robert Wilson says, this is giving truckers and brokers the chance to decide when and where to depart on your terms. You determine exactly who is handling your load, establishing that ever-important connection that a small business needs.
Uber is an International transportation network. It routes consumers to crowd-sourced taxi drivers after submitting a trip request. How would it work if OMVS develops "Uber" for trucking? It will work by increasing the number of nearby carriers who are available to carry the load. By connecting carriers with local freight, this will not only lower shipping costs, but it will also allow smaller companies to compete with larger companies such as Con-Way Freight, SAIA, and Old Dominion Freight.
In this changing world, new technologies are needed to keep up with supply and demand and to be more competitive. For more information on this topic and other trucking topics, visit our website.
- American Truckers