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, 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.

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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, 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.

Let’s have a look at a few of the most popular uber for trucking apps.:

Let’s have a look at a few of the most popular uber for trucking apps.

uShip:

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.

Cargomatic:

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, driver’s rating, and equipment.

Convoy:

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.

How to develop an uber-like app for trucking?:

How to develop an uber-like app for trucking? If you’re looking to create an uber trucking app, then it’s 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.

Decide the type of application you want to develop:

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.

Find a reputed mobile development company for your app:

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.

Idea validation:

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.

Must-have features for uber for trucks app:

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

Shipper’s app:

Shipper’s app Registration List of vehicles Instant and scheduled booking Notifications & alerts Multiple payment options Ratings and reviews Real-time vehicle tracking

Admin’s app:

Admin’s app Dashboard Track drivers Bill management Notifications

How can you monetize your uber truck app?:

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 competitor’s 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.

How much does it cost to develop an uber for trucks application?:

How much does it cost to develop an uber for trucks application?

The cost to developing an uber for truck application depends on several factors such as: :

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

Conclusion:

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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