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Uber was a huge success. Many perceive it as a landmark transformation in the taxi business vertical. However, there’s so much more to it. Uber’s success was a testimony to the fact that the on-demand business model is the future. Its success gave entrepreneurs the confidence to invest heavily in the on-demand business models to disrupt several industry verticals. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: A simple guide to developing an Uber-like app for trucks


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  • A simple guide to developing an uber-like app for
    trucks

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  • Uber was a huge success. Many perceive it as a
    landmark transformation in the taxi business
    vertical. However, theres so much more to it.
  • Ubers success was a testimony to the fact that
    the on-demand business model is the future.
  • Its success gave entrepreneurs the confidence to
    invest heavily in the on-demand business models
    to disrupt several industry verticals.

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Lets have a look at a few of the most popular
uber for trucking apps.
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uShip
  • uShip is a popular online freight marketplace for
    drivers and shippers which facilitates all kinds
    of shipments.
  • To get an item shipped, the user has to post it
    on the uShip app. The transportation services
    providers then place their bids to haul those
    shipments.
  • uShip works with all types of carriers,
    irrespective of their specialization, and also
    cooperates with both solo trucks as well as the
    large companies.
  • uShip comes with several features like real-time
    notifications tracking, price estimates,
    in-built payment system, and many more.

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Cargomatic
  • Cargomatic is a california-based company that
    connects shippers with truck drivers.
  • It allows planning of delivery with competitive
    prices that are based on various factors like
    size, weight, and distance of cargo.
  • Users can also select the drivers based on their
    reputation, financial security, drivers rating,
    and equipment.

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Convoy
  • Convoy is a seattle based online marketplace for
    both drivers and shippers.
  • In this, the mobile application is only available
    for the drivers. Whereas, the shippers have to
    sign up through a website version of the
    platform.
  • Convoy collaborates only with those tracking
    companies that have a dot number insurance and
    motor carrier authority.

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How to develop an uber-like app for trucking?
  • If youre looking to create an uber trucking app,
    then its imperative to hire a reputed mobile app
    development company.
  • You have to cooperate and work closely with the
    professionals to get a robust uber freight
    application.

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Decide the type of application you want to develop
  • You own a logistics business and have your own
    fleet of trucks. Now, you wish to streamline
    operations and scale your business with the help
    of a solution.
  • You want to build a marketplace that connects
    shippers with the carriers.

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Find a reputed mobile development company for
your app
  • This is a very crucial step as it largely
    determines whether your business will turn out to
    be a success or not.
  • It is because if a reputed company can develop a
    superior app that would be easily navigable,
    fully-featured, and user-friendly.

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Idea validation
  • Once you have hired a proficient mobile app
    development company that is suitable for your
    business.
  • The next step is to validate your business idea.
  • For this, you have to conduct deep market
    research to see if your application can sustain
    in the market.

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  • Decide on features that you want to incorporate
    into an MVP
  • A minimum viable product (MVP) is a compressed
    version of the application that has just enough
    features.
  • You can incorporate all the must-have features in
    the mvp.
  • After that, you can launch the mvp to obtain both
    negative and positive feedback.
  • This feedback helps you in making crucial changes
    that give the shape to the final product.

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Must-have features for uber for trucks app
  • Drivers app
  • Registration
  • Shipment details
  • Filtering and sorting
  • Request cancellation
  • Route optimization and tracking
  • Proof of delivery

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Shippers app
  • Registration
  • List of vehicles
  • Instant and scheduled booking
  • Notifications alerts
  • Multiple payment options
  • Ratings and reviews
  • Real-time vehicle tracking

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Admins app
  • Dashboard
  • Track drivers
  • Bill management
  • Notifications

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How can you monetize your uber truck app?
  • One common and effective way of monetizing your
    app is via charging a commission for money
    transfers. To implement this, you would require
    incorporating a payment gateway in your
    application.
  • To stay ahead of the competition, you must
    regularly study your competitors commissions.
    For example, cargomatic charges around 20.
    Similarly, uber freight commission charges are
    based on distance.
  • Another key aspect of monetizing is choosing the
    payment solution for the project. While choosing
    you must consider all the security issues
    pertaining to payments and ensure that your app
    is safe for the clients to make payments.

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How much does it cost to develop an uber for
trucks application?
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The cost to developing an uber for truck
application depends on several factors such as
  • Complexity of app
  • No. Of platforms
  • No. Of actors
  • No. Of hours
  • Hourly rates
  • Technology stack

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Conclusion
  • An uber for trucking app can transform your
    trucking business. You can manage your fleet,
    carriers, and shippers effortlessly by
    eliminating all the hassles. Similarly, you can
    start a marketplace that helps carriers to
    connect with shippers.
  • There are many things that you must consider
    while developing an uber for truck app. In this
    article, we have tried our best to highlight all
    those with great detail.
  • We saw the steps that you require to develop your
    uber for truck app. Then we saw the must-have
    features of the application.
  • We also saw how you can monetize your application
    and at last, we saw the cost estimation.
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