【亚马逊或开发卡车版Uber 2017年上线】

【亚马逊或开发卡车版Uber  2017年上线】亚马逊正在开发一个应用,能将卡车司机与运货商相匹配,简单点说就是卡车版Uber。据称,该应用会在明年夏季发布,主要用来让卡车司机更方便找到托运人,这样可以去除对第三方经纪人的需求。应用会提供实时定价和行车路线,当然还会有追踪和付款功能,可以加快运输过程。

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Amazon plans to streamline shipping with an app for truckers

Uber may have already jumped into the logistics and trucking businesswith its purchase of Otto's self-driving truck platform, but as one of the biggest shippers in the country, Amazon can't afford to sit back on its heels. As Business Insider reports today, Jeff Bezos and company are building their own in-house "Uber for trucking" app meant to connect truck drivers with cargo and secure Amazon's place in a massive $800 billion industry.

The app is slated to launch in the summer of 2017 and, like Uber and Otto's own efforts, its meant to eliminate third party freight brokers and their pricey commissions -- which is obviously beneficial for a high-volume retailer like Amazon. On a more local scale Amazon's trucking app sounds similar to the expanded Amazon Flex program, which allows anyone to pick up shifts as Amazon delivery drivers using their private vehicle. According to Business Insider, the trucking app will go the extra mile for truck drivers too, offering real-time pricing, driving directions and recommendations of the best truck stops along the route.

Altogether, the app aims to streamline the shipping process and brings Amazon even closer to its goal of controlling every step in the delivery and broadening its reach as a logistics company. Earlier this year, the internet retail giant announced it was getting into oceanic freight and would lease40 cargo planes over the next few years in order to help it boost shipping speeds. Finally, according to estimates from investment bank RBC Capital Markets, Amazon is also expected to exceed Fedex's daily package volume in the next three years and will overtake UPS sometime in the next seven -- meaning there should be plenty of cargo to keep its driver-partners busy.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/15/amazon-streamline-shipping-trucking-app/


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