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Uber Freight: How It Works

 

The trucking industry in America is valued at a whooping $700 billion-a-year. As the face of the auto industry is changing, the trucking industry is experiencing a revamp of its own. The rideshare model and the autonomous driving technology are being introduced into trucking. The aim is to simplify the process of engaging trucks and also reduce the stress on truck drivers and owners. Already at the forefront of rideshare and web based transportation services, Uber is taking on freight as well with Uber Freight. uber freight

With the aim of eliminating the middleman, Uber freight links carriers with shippers. Through an app, carriers book the load they want to transport and they can see immediately how much they will be paid. To make things easier, the app is free to use. All carriers are paid within 7 days.

 

 

Who is Eligible to register on Uber Freight?

  • Only carriers with authorized carriers with MC or DOT numbers are eligible
  • Sign up on the Uber freight website and select if you are a carrier or shipper
  • Expect to be contacted by company representatives
  • You will be asked to submit a few documents to confirm that you are an authorized carrier
  • Have No Conditional or Unsatisfactory Safety Rating

 

 

You must submit the following as well:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Bank Account Information to make your payments through direct deposits

 

How does it work?

  • First download the app on iphone or android then register/signup
  • Select the load you are interested in carrying
  • Book it and the app will confirm it
  • The type of freight currently available is 53’ dry van and reefer.
  • Carriers are paid within 7 days of receiving an accepted proof of delivery
  • Uber freight also pays for accessorials for loads booked via the app.

 

Conclusion

Typically, shipping companies get matched with carriers through brokerage firms and the broker takes a commission. With Uber freight, carriers have the luxury of deciding which load they want to carry at their convenience. Uber believes by eliminating the middle man, the entire matching process is cost effective for all parties involved.

 

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More About Truxx; A Truck Sharing Start-up

 

Trucking is an integral part of any economy. Moving items across town, from city to city and even cross country is part of everyday life. It can be nerve wracking organising vehicles to convey your loads to a preferred destination. If the items to be moved are very large in size, trucks or pickups will have to be utilised. Everything used to be so manual: contacting a trucking company or van owner; booking their services and then following up until the driver arrives to pick up your items. The entire process can take a toll.

In a bid to simplify the process of engaging truckers and van drivers, the rideshare model is being incorporated into the trucking industry. The industry is embracing the concept of ridesharing. Truxx, a truck sharing start-up was founded to act as an intermediary between those who need large vehicles and such vehicle owners in their community. Whether as a last-minute need or to be scheduled for later use, Truxx aims to meet this need.

 

How does it work? Truxx

Using the Truxx free mobile app, users can place a request for a pick up or van driver to help him/her move items. These van owners can even be neighbours who have listed their vehicles on the app. The company has termed the service “your buddy, with a truck.”

 

Types of products Available

TruxxMe

This product serves users who do not need help loading items into and off the vehicle. They just need the driver and the vehicle to help convey the load to their requested destination. This will cost users about $25 per half hour.

 

TruxxHelp

With this offer, the driver will help the user load and unload the vehicle. The user will be charged about $35 per half hour.

 

TruxxRetail

This covers the partnership Truxx has with retail stores and services like Shop Your Way. Users stand to earn Cash Back in points to shop in select stores.

 

Drive with Truxx

 

To become a driver, go here

  • Please note that you will undergo back ground checks
  • You will also be asked to present certain regulatory and mandatory documents to prove driving eligibility.
  • Drivers will earn 70% of whatever the customer is charged. You will be reimbursed for toll fees and all tips will be given to you.
  • Drivers are paid within five business days.

 

It is impressive to see start-ups vying to change the face of the trucking industry.

 

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Using Uber in Atlanta ATL Airport

 

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is regarded as the busiest airport in the world. With 207 international and domestic gates, over 100 million people pass through this airport annually. It is normal to feel lost when confronted by this amount of traffic and getting a ride out of the airport can seem like a daunting task. Whether visiting or returning home, using Uber in Atlanta ATL airport is a good way to go.

The Uber services available in Atlanta are the non-commercial UberX, UberSELECT and UberXL and the commercial UberBLACK and UberSUV.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. UberSELECT vehicles are classy mid-tier level luxury cars. UberBLACK riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK

In 2017, the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport began the construction of giant canopies to cover the curb area of the airport. Due to this development, Uber riders requesting UberPOOL, UberX, UberXL, or UberSELECT rides will have to take a walk to designated South & North Economy Lots at the domestic terminal to get picked up. Wait till you get to the designated lots before placing a ride request.  Uber in Atlanta

According to Uber, riders will have to follow these steps to get picked up:

 

South Terminal

  • Gather your luggage from baggage claim then follow the Rideshare signs situated by the South Baggage Claim 5.
  • Ride the escalator that leads to the lower arrivals level and exit through the door marked “LS2”.
  • When you get to the Rideshare Pickup zone, place a ride request. The walk to the pickup zone will take an average of 5 minutes depending on the amount of luggage you will be handling. Be sure to wait till you get to the pickup zone before placing a request. Drivers are charged for waiting in the lot for more than 15 minutes. This way, you are already waiting and your driver doesn’t have to be charged for parking fees.

 

North Terminal

 

  • Gather your luggage from baggage claim then follow the Rideshare signs situated by the North Baggage Claim 4.
  • Ride the escalator that leads to the lower Arrivals level and exit through the door marked “LN2”.
  • Walk about 800 feet to the rideshare pickup zone then place your ride request.
  • Text or call your driver and let him or her know where exactly in the zone you are waiting.

 

UberBLACK and UberSUV Ride Requests

UberBLACK and UberSUV riders will be picked up “curbside from the lower Arrivals level of either Domestic Terminals.”

 

Conclusion

It is expected that the construction going on at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will take about 2 years. Things should return to normal after the project is completed. Using Uber still remains as seamless as possible and riders can ride in comfort and ease.

 

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How Uber Rival Karhoo Closed For Business

 

Rideshare is becoming widely popular with people all over the world embracing this mode of travelling or commuting. As a pioneer in rideshare, Uber has faced competition from other companies who aim to take on the rideshare giant in different territories. Karhoo was one of such companies. Sometimes these competitors triumphed after a fierce rivalry with Uber. In August 2016, Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick issued a statement on his Facebook page confirming news that Uber’s China Business will be uncharacteristically merging with Didi chuxing, a Chinese ridesharing giant. This was an unprecedented move as Uber is known worldwide for its aggressive territorial stance in countries where it operates.

In March 2018, Uber stated that it will be exiting Southeast Asia and selling its operations in the region to rival Grab. While these are quite shocking, we must note that there are only three instances so far where Uber gave in to competition. Karhoo

Karhoo, founded in 2014 which sought to incentivize drivers by charging 10 percent commission, sadly ceased operations in 2016 citing shortage of funds. It was reported that the company raised about 250 million dollars but blew through the funds. The company is yet to confirm these reports till date. The company issued the following statement below:

“It is with much regret that we have to announce that Karhoo has had to close its service and is now looking at the next steps for the business. The Karhoo staff around the world in London, New York, Singapore and Tel Aviv have, over the past 18-months, worked tirelessly to make Karhoo a success. Many of them have worked unpaid for the last six weeks in an effort to get the business to a better place.

Unfortunately, by the time the new management team took control last week, it was clear that the financial situation was pretty dire, and Karhoo was not able to find a backer. We would like to thank our staff, our partners, the fleets around the world that shared our vision, and the hundreds of thousands of people who downloaded the app and supported what we were trying to do.

The world needs a Karhoo.”

 

What We Think

This doesn’t come as quite a shock. Most startups thrive by taking huge risks which can result in positive or negative growth. This is why we see startups rallying to raise funds from various investors so that these risks have some financial backing and do not end up crippling the company. Uber continues to dominate the rideshare industry after an infusion of funds from various investors. The company is now valued at a whooping $60 billion and counting.

Karhoo’s decision to charge drivers 10 percent commission seemed like a good move at first but with dire consequences. Big companies like Uber and Lyft charge driver 20 – 25 percent commission on each ride. Rideshare companies need money to function and the commission charged off rides is a huge avenue for making back the money expended on growth pursuits.

The news making rounds is that Karhoo is poised to make a comeback after being acquired by financial arm of auto giant, Renault. We look forward to seeing how the company manages this new opportunity to compete again in the rideshare industry.

 

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More About Careem- Fast Rising Uber Rival

 

Many cities are subscribing to ride sharing to ease traffic congestion and air pollution. Ride share and car pooling are geared towards reducing the carbon footprint in our environment. Also, providing affordable transportation plays an important role in the spurt of rideshare companies globally. This has seen the emergence of a plethora of rideshare startups striving to compete in the industry. By reducing the number of cars on the road and providing affordable transport services, rideshare companies are fast becoming the preferred mode of commute.  Uber, a pioneer in ride share is facing competition in various cities. careem

Careem, a transport company based in Dubai is giving Uber a run for its money in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. With presence in 13 countries and over 90 cities, Careem is offering a service that seems to be driver-focused. While also offering impressive services to riders, Careem drivers who are labeled as “Captains” are made to feel that they matter in the scheme of things.

 

More About Careem

The company which started as a web-based car booking service was founded in 2012 by Mudassir Sheikha and Magnus Olsson. Careem is currently valued at $1 billion after a series of funding. In 2017, the company announced that it will be extending maternity leave for women and hopes to have a female workforce of 20,000 by the year 2020.

 

Become a Careem driver

To drive for Careem, all drivers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a smart phone
  • Have a car that meets your city requirements
  • Undergo screening tests including drug tests, criminal background checks, credit checks and even driving tests.

Once you have passed required checks, you now have the opportunity to earn money on your own schedule as a captain.

 

Ride With Careem

How does it work?

  • Download the Careem app
  • Register to drive
  • Select your preferred car and book now and schedule for later
  • Receive your captain’s details
  • Track your captain’s ETA

 

Conclusion

In Egypt, Uber and Careem have faced stiff protests from local taxi drivers who feel that TNCs enjoy unmerited favor from the government. About 40 Local taxi drivers filed a suit for the government to suspend Uber and Careem’s operating licenses, citing that these TNCs violated Egyptian traffic laws. The ban was suspended by Egypt’s Judiciary court and both companies are operating with no hassles currently.

Careem is expanding and has even introduced a scooter service in Egypt. Uber and Careem seem to be competing fairly for now and both are enjoying tremendous success in the region.

 

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What To Know About ORide Rideshare

 

Rideshare is becoming more popular globally and is fast becoming the preferred way to ride. The Uber business model has been adopted by various business and we have seen interesting variants of the rideshare business. Interestingly, new entrants into the industry have tried to take on Uber in various cities but Uber has proven itself to be a tough competitor to beat.

Uber has come under fire in the past for its perceived relaxed method of registering drivers. Other times, governments in various cities have expressed concerns about passenger data collected by Uber and other similar companies by citing privacy issues. Rideshare companies have opined that data collection and storage is instrumental to running a seamless online-based transport service.

Now, an Ottawa based startup called ORide has stated that it is possible to run a rideshare business and limit the amount of data collected by the rideshare company. By using a technology called “Oblivious Ride”, user travel details are encrypted and hidden from even the app developers. Only the chosen driver is privy to the rider’s travel data.

 

More About ORide ORide

A group of scientists from the Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne and Lausanne University came together to develop the Oride application.

With the aim of protecting user privacy, ORide launched in August 2016 and now has hundreds of registered drivers. Now, the company is seeking to expand into Thunder Bay, Sudbury.

 

How It Works for Riders

  • Register on the website or download the app
  • Your phone number will be requested and verified
  • Enter pickup location and destination
  • Enter credit card details
  • Then book your ride. User will be matched to the nearest driver.

 

Become an ORide Driver

Driver Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a 4-door vehicle, SUV, Mini-Van, and others
  • Vehicle must be 2006 or newer.
  • Have a valid G driver’s license
  • Have vehicle insurance.
  • No prior criminal record.
  • Vehicle Safety Standard Certificate

 

To sign up visit the website here and enter the following details:

  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Vehicle registration
  • Your photograph
  • Void cheque to provide bank information for Direct Deposit
  • Upload photo

 

Please note that ORide deducts a commission of 15% on every ride. Drivers are paid every Friday weekly via direct deposit into the driver’s bank account.

To learn more, visit the website here.

 

Conclusion

It is important to protect user details from unscrupulous data harvesters and hackers. Rideshare companies can do well to ensure user data are not used for selfish gains. ORide seems to be customer-centric and we hope to see this move emulated by other rideshare companies.

 

Photo credit: http://www.oridetechnologies.com/

 

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Dash Cams for Uber Drivers On Amazon

 

The flexibility that Uber affords drivers is probably the primary reason why it continues to attract new drivers daily. As an Uber driver, you are your own boss and get to keep all your earnings except the commission Uber requires for every completed ride. This also means you are responsible for yourself and your passengers; therefore, you have to do everything within your power to ensure your trips are hitch-free. In some instances when things are beyond your control, you can take precautions to ensure you have your back covered. Dash Cams

There are certain items every Uber driver needs. These items were designed to make driving easier and smoother. Also, they can help you get out of sticky situations when used properly. At the top of this list are dash cams. In situations where drivers are robbed, assaulted physically or involved in accidents, dash cams can help provide evidence to help you make your case with the police, Uber and your Insurance companies. In this post, we will review top dash cams for Uber drivers based on Amazon reviews.

 

WheelWitness HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS

One great thing about this cam is its 560×1080 / 2306x1296P super HD resolution which also provide a wide angle for your recordings. When you buy this dash cam, you get free 16GB microSD and it is GPS enabled. There is a time stamp and date on every recording and once the storage gets full, unprotected old videos are automatically deleted to make room for new ones. It is easy to setup and mount. With WDR/HDR technology, this camera can record at all times of the day and during any weather.

Get it now for just $124.99

 

Z-Edge Z3

This item boasts many features designed to record great videos while driving and even when parked. With its G sensor, the Z edge detects when the car has been hit and immediately protects your videos from damage while recording the incident as well. It comes with a 32 SD card to provide enough space for storage. The video resolution is also great at 1920 x1080p with wide angle coverage. Reviews have raved about the seller’s exceptional customer service as complaints have been resolved rapidly and faulty cams replaced with new ones. This dash cam is easy to install and each video comes with a time stamp and date.

Get this dash cam now for $99.99

 

Pyle Newest Technology HD 3 Camera Dash Cam 

This dash cam is pretty easy to install; just clip it on your rearview mirror and you’re good to go. It comes equipped with 3 cameras – 2 front cameras and one external camera for seeing the road ahead. This is great as you don’t have to buy multiple dash cams. Other features include HD 1080p Recording & Hi-Res Image Capture; Built-in Microphone for Audio Recording; 4 side tilting for recording best angles; time and date stamps. The reviews on this product are mostly positive with lots of recommendations.

Get this for $119.97

 

Hisili 3″ LCD Dash Cam

The Hisili 3 inch camera brings the phrase “big things come in small packages” to mind. It supports up to 32gb storage card; HD Video 1920*1080 resolution; loop recording that ensures old videos are automatically deleted to make room for new ones. Videos are also time stamped with dates and you have the option of removing the timestamp feature before recording.

Equipped with G sensor, this dash cam detects when the car has been hit and immediately protects your videos from damage while recording the incident as well. Users have also raved about stellar seller support so you don’t have much to worry about.

Get this dash cam for just $48

 

 

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All About Uber Express Pool Service

 

Uber continues to dominate existing and new markets with variety of services tailored to suit the needs of customers. Selecting an Uber service to use is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. Uber’s mid-tier priced services include the UberX, UberXL and UberPOOL; with UberPOOL being the cheapest. UberPOOL allows two or more riders to share a ride with the fare split into fair shares for all passengers. To use the service, select UberPOOL and set your pickup location and destination. You’ll see a guaranteed fare in the app. Riders would most likely get matched with another rider traveling the same way. Whether or not you are connected with another rider, you’ll always pay the guaranteed fare.

Now, Uber has introduced Uber Express Pool modeled after the UberPOOL service with some changes. The service first piloted in San Francisco and has now spread to 6 more cities: Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego with the hope of spreading to further. Uber Express Pool

 

How does Uber Express Pool work for riders?

With Uber Express POOL, passengers will be asked to walk to a pick up location or be dropped off in a dropoff point close to their destination. This is an effort to make the POOL routes more direct. Riders around you will be asked to wait for a few minutes at the pickup location. Riders will also split the fare just like UberPOOL. It is about 25 – 50 percent cheaper than the UberPOOL service.

Bear in mind that the UberPOOL option is still available and riders can select whether to be picked up from their homes using UberPOOL; or walk to a pickup location with Uber Express POOL.

 

What is in it for drivers?

Unlike UberPOOL where drivers have to drive to different pickup locations, the pickup location is just one spot. According to Uber, “you’ll earn the new flat fare for every added pickup stop, in addition to your usual POOL rates.”

 

Conclusion

At this rate, Uber is competing with public transport rates. It is even modeled after public transportation where riders walk to the bus stop to wait for a bus. Now riders have a pre-determined pickup spot where they wait for a few minutes for the Uber driver to arrive. The service is better that public transportation because it is a more comfortable way to ride.

Uber is seeking to make the cost of transportation dirt cheap making it possible for everyone to ride the Uber way.

 

 

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What To Do When An Uber Rider Damages Your Vehicle

 

It is true that passengers are the life line of your Uber business; but what do you do when they cause you more harm than good? Before we explore this dilemma, every Uber driver needs to know that passengers can make or mar your Uber business. An Uber rider expects professional service from drivers at all times and drivers need to meet this expectation. Satisfied passengers will guarantee repeat businesses and help keep up your ratings.

Note that Uber drivers can be reported and terminated from the service if there are passenger reports of misconduct on the part of the drivers.

There are instances where as an Uber driver, you feel helpless and this can occur when a passenger damages your car. What is the next course of action? Uber Rider

Well, see below a few steps to take when an Uber rider damages your vehicle or makes a bad mess that will need significant cleaning.

 

Make an Official Report to Uber

Do not take the law into your hands. Make a report to Uber if the situation goes beyond the normal wear and tear.

According to the Uber website, “you may be eligible for an inconvenience fee of up to $250 based on the extent and nature of the damage.” Also, Uber will also help you when you make those insurance claims so that your car is fixed.

To back up your report, you must do the following:

 

  • You must make your report within 3 business days of the incident.
  • Take clear photos of the damage and make an accurate description of the accident. This is where dash cams are important. This will help the uber driver provide video recordings of the incident.
  • Get your car mechanic to provide a rough estimate of what the repair will cost within 5 business days of the incident.

 

If a mess that requires significant cleaning was made, you must do the following:

  • Take a picture of the mess and report this to Uber within 3 working days of the trip.
  • Uber will review the mess and send you a flat fee to cover the cleaning if it is deemed appropriate.
  • In other cases, if the rider is found responsible for the mess, Uber will contact the Uber rider and the rider will be charged the cleaning fee.
  • Make sure you provide accurate and sufficient proof to back your claims or you may not be reimbursed for your trouble.

 

Conclusion

Uber is making no promises in this case. Not every report made is found to be with merit. However, Uber is reassuring drivers that they will do their best to ensure the cost of the repairs and cleaning is not borne by the driver.

 

 

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More About Ofo Bikeshare Service

 

The sharing economy has brought significant improvements to many industries by revolutionizing the way businesses are carried out. At the fore front of the sharing economy is the rideshare behemoth, Uber. With the goal to make global transportation as seamless as running water, Uber found a way to connect riders with drivers who want to use their car as a means of transporting people. Uber’s business model has since been introduced into various businesses like logistics, delivery, and restaurants to name a few.

Ridesharing is gaining strides globally and not only with cars. To ensure seamless transportation, bikes, trucks, and even rickshaws are being used to simplify transportation. In densely populated countries like India and China, bikes and rickshaws are being used to decongest roads and reduce carbon footprints. In China, bike sharing startups like Mobike, Ofo and Bluegogo are seeking to improve the country’s transportation system. To learn how bike sharing works, we will shed more light on the Beijing startup, ofo bikeshare service. ofo bikeshare

 

More About ofo Bikeshare service

Officially launched in 2015 as a bikeshare service, Ofo was founded in 2014 as a service that was focused on bicycle tourism. After the official launch in Beijing, the service gathered momentum as a bikeshare service with over 20,000 users. In 2016, the service spread to other cities in China. After an influx of funds from China’s rideshare giant Didi Chuxing and the tech firm, Xiaomi, the service spread outside of China in 2017. Now, Ofo has operations in Singapore, U.S, the United Kingdom, and Sydney in Australia.

How ofo works

  • Download the ofo mobile app on iOS and Android
  • Register your information and
  • Enter your payment method and you are ready to go

Getting a bike

  • Use the map function in the app to find nearby available bicycles.
  • Once you reach an available bike, scan the QR code on the license plate or enter the plate number manually into the app to unlock it then you can begin your ride.
  • Once you finish your trip, park the bike in an appropriate location, make sure you lock it then end the trip in-app.

 

How much does the service cost?

Rides in ofo’s network cost $1/ph. To pay for your trip, you can use electronic payment cards, paypal or even pay with cash. These options vary by location. You can use the in-app wallet feature which allows you add a payment method.

Once you unlock an ofo bike, be aware that the ride meter automatically activates and starts’ running until the ride is completed in app. You can rent the bike for as long as you wish.

 

Once a ride is completed, users can park the bicycle “outside of the pedestrian right of way that complies with local laws and does not obstruct traffic” or the company’s “identified ‘Preferred Parking Zones’ (PPZ) for ofo users. In the event that a PPZ is unavailable, you can park at any public bicycle rack.”

 

What this means for users

Bike sharing is a great way to reduce the number of cars on the road especially in cities that are densely populated. It will not only reduce traffic congestion but make the roads safer and the environment cleaner. Now you can get to those appointments on time without fear of getting held up in traffic.

To learn more about ofo bikeshare, go here