Since launching in the U.S. two years ago, Uber Freight has worked to revitalize the trucking industry and bring new opportunities to both carriers and shippers across the country. The inroads we have made in the U.S. are exciting, and we recognized from the start that freight logistics is a global industry and an integral part of the world economy.
With that, we are excited to announce that we are expanding our operations into Europe. Our launch starts in the Netherlands and in the coming weeks, local carriers and drivers will be able to book and move their first loads with Uber Freight. From there, we plan to expand access in other parts of Europe in the near future.
When we launched the Uber Freight app in the U.S., we introduced transparent pricing, fast payments, and the ability for carriers and drivers to book a load with just a few taps of a button. In an industry where spending countless hours and phone calls to negotiate and book a load is typical, our technology was adopted quickly. Today, we have a robust network of carriers and drivers who are using Uber Freight to grow their businesses and move freight across the country.
On the shipper side, Uber Freight delivers instant access to our vast network of reliable carriers and their drivers through an intuitive platform, enabling shippers of any size to generate quotes in real-time, tender a load with only a few clicks, and track their shipments from pickup to drop-off. This simplicity and transparency enable shippers to move freight at scale and with speed that was previously not possible.
By removing some barriers between carriers and shippers and creating better ways for them to work together, we aim to unite the industry towards a more efficient and transparent future, one that benefits everyone.
Europe’s freight market is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world, yet carriers and shippers experience many of the same challenges as their counterparts in the U.S. The European market is highly fragmented with small- to medium-sized carriers making up more than 85% of the total carrier pool, and, just like in the U.S., it is difficult for these small businesses to meet the needs of shippers without the aid of technology.
The expansion of Uber Freight into Europe is an important first step toward bringing our vision for an efficient and transparent freight marketplace to the international stage. As we grow, we will endeavor to be a reliable partner to European carriers, shippers and everyone who's working to build a bright future for Europe's logistics industry.
We hope you’ll join us!
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