When Uber started, it was merely a cab service, which began with the intention of helping people to look for the cabs within the convenience of their home. However, now the time has changed, and
Uber taxi app
has evolved. So, Uber not only entered the on-demand food delivery service’ but also opened the gate for the logistics industry and has made drastic changes in it. So
that it can connect clients with drivers’ even as per the study, it is shown that Uber is making more than 15 million trips per day. Nevertheless, having done well in the taxi industry, Uber has also launched its freight service to give a new direction to the logistics and trucking industry.
Below are the given issues for the trucking and logistics industry:
Logistics apps are the need of an hour for most of the logistics companies. So, as per the study conducted by “American Trucking Association” almost about 80% of the freight-age in the US is running with the help of trucks’ and the revenue from freight trucking in the US has also exceeded $700 billion annually’. Whereas the local trucking industries’ are often inefficient and unprofitable because truckers often drive empty in the back’ which is as costly as moving full load truck. Even the cost of replacing and maintaining the empty truck majorly depends on the waiting time for it to fill because the entire truck is mainly designed to carry loads. Therefore, driving an empty truck is more complicated, because it requires more precautions, especially when there is rain or h3 wind.
So, to achieve full truckloads with freight brokers to help them get connected with a carrier, than they need to pay some extra amount’ as commission to these brokers. As we all know’ the system isn’t transparent so, there could be a loss of time as well as money for the company. At times like these,
apps like Uber
come to protect’ where the app can help to bridge the gap between shipper and truckers and eliminate the need for mediators. However, there are times when shipments need to released immediately and carry waiting for the trucks to get cargoes loaded. Therefore, the Uber-like mobile app for the transportation industry helps to improve visibility and low the expense, and most importantly, it also helps to prevent trucks from having to move empty.
There are two types of User’s apps for Uber transportations: Driver and Shippers:
The goal for mobile application for a driver is to help carriers to fill their trucks all the way to their final destination. Therefore, your app should provide’ drivers with a detailed list of available shipments within their area.
Below are the given most necessary features for drivers:
- Profile to allow the driver to fill up credentials, contact detail, and other required data.
- Available freight orders with additional information regarding cargo like type, size, weight, and other details.
- Built-in chat to stay in touch with a customer.
- Map with recommended routes of all the delivery as well as real-time traffic information.
- List of requests and accepted orders.
- Sending documentation and photos of the consignment.
- Shipper contact details.
Shipper app mainly used to detect carriers which are nearer located. So, to develop a mobile app for carrier tracking, you should aggregate carrier for shipper’ to choose and then notify shipper once the carrier accepted a shipment. However, once we get service which connects shipper or carriers, then a bunch of other features also became necessary such as handling documentation issues, payment processing, and carrier tracking, and so on.
Below are the given most necessary features for Shipper:
- Check the list of available carrier and detailed information.
- Send shipping requests.
- Real-time chat with drivers.
- Track the real-time location of the freight.
- Exchange photos of a load.
- Send and receive documentation.
- Can pay for the delivery service directly with the help of a mobile app.
- Receive push notifications of delivery confirmation or entering geofencing.
- Rate and feedback drivers.
How does the trucking and logistics app make money?
Uber for logistics, not only automated the process of filling trucks but, it has also provided a user-friendly pricing policy. So, the
apps similar to Uber
usually set fees for building co-operation between service providers and customers’ where pricing varies and depends upon the companies’ terms and conditions. Therefore, transparent pricing and the quicker transaction will help your business to build trust with your potential customer’ beside it also help your business to grow. Consequently, the market success of Uber and other similar apps like Hailo and Lyft has already shown that’ the people are ready to pay even a premium amount in order to secure their transportation by smartphone.
So, for wrapping up’ above are the given essential ideas and tips on logistics app development. Hence, by creating an app for this industry, you will help drivers to increase their efficiency and significantly decrease expense, and in return, you can even set up an in-app fee to get benefit.