Year: 2022

The freight industry experienced a whirlwind of challenges and opportunities over the past 12 months. After two years of pandemic-fueled chaos, shippers and carriers finally saw relief with freight rates decreasing and capacity expanding. At the same time, the market experienced an ongoing truck driver shortage, fluctuating levels of supply and demand, and disruption fueled…

Today, Uber Freight and Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) have announced a multi-phase commercial and technology partnership to deploy Volvo’s autonomous transport solution on the Uber Freight network. Uber Freight will be one of V.A.S.’s first customers to pilot their hub-to-hub autonomous offering. As a part of the partnership, V.A.S. will offer autonomous freight capacity to…

Today, Uber Freight and Aurora are deepening their existing partnership by autonomously hauling freight between Dallas/Fort Worth and El Paso for packaging solutions distributor, Veritiv, through and beyond the 2022 holiday season. This collaboration brings together the power of Aurora Horizon, Aurora’s autonomous trucking service, with the scale of Uber Freight’s logistics network to unlock…

In Q4, the freight market continues to see consumer spending slow, inventories expand, order backlogs decline and contract rates fall. More than ever, shippers are looking to eliminate costs, streamline their operations and fortify their supply chain infrastructures to better respond to an increasingly complex (and competitive) market fraught with uncertainty. Encompassing a wide range…

In recent years, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight has emerged as a primary shipping solution across supply chains. Small and midsize businesses are pivoting to LTL services to more easily move their goods amid market volatility. Uber Freight introduced LTL freight capabilities in 2021 to continue supporting shippers with full truckload and LTL needs, and provide a…

In 2023, shippers have an opportunity to reimagine their supply chain operations so they’re well equipped to navigate any future disruption. Establishing a resilient supply chain network design will require an agile procurement strategy—one that’s cost effective and unrestricted, and allows shippers to toggle their resources to address freight market issues impacting their network. Understanding…

With supply expanding, capacity constraints loosening, and freight rates and consumer spend stagnating, shippers have a prime opportunity to refine and advance their logistics strategies heading into the final months of 2022 and beyond. Our Q3 Market Update and Outlook Report captures these crucial market shifts and how they have impacted numerous U.S. shipping modes,…

By: Lior Ron, CEO, Uber Freight We’re proud to share a significant milestone in our journey that began last summer when we announced that Uber Freight and Transplace were joining forces to enable a new era of logistics management. Today, the two organizations are officially together under one name, Uber Freight, the logistics platform and…

Last week we hosted Deliver 2022, our annual conference that brought three days of engagement to San Antonio, Texas, providing shippers and our customers with insights from some of the most notable freight and logistics experts in the industry. More than 500 people attended the conference at La Cantera Resort & Spa, which featured keynotes…

One of the most noteworthy events of the year for our shippers—Deliver 2022—is just a couple of days away.