Tuesday 14 July 2020

After taxis, Uber to launch app-based freight service in the Netherlands

Taxi company Uber is bringing its trucking app Uber Freight to the Netherlands – the first foray into Europe for the two-year-old service.

The launch will be made in the coming weeks when ‘local carriers and drivers will be able to book and move their first loads with Uber Freight’, the company said.

Uber says it plans to expand the service from the Netherlands to other parts of Europe in the near future. Uber’s European headquarters are in Amsterdam.

Uber Freight, launched in the US two years ago, is based on an app which connects trucking companies of any size with suppliers looking to deliver goods.

Uber Freight has run into difficulty in the US because of a shortage of drivers in the country at large and has increased incentives. The unit was spun of into a separate unit within the group last August.

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