Amazon In Minneapolis Focused On ‘Uber For Trucking’


By Eugene Kim, Business Insider

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-8-47-57-am“Amazon is building an app that matches truck drivers with shippers, a new service that would deepen its presence in the $800 billion trucking industry, a person with direct knowledge of the matter 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. It would also eliminate the need for a third-party broker, which typically charges a commission of about 15% for doing the middleman work.”

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