According to a recent post on Medium, CloudTrucks, a virtual trucking company has partnered with Uber Freight in an effort to to help rideshare drivers on who are on the Uber platform to become truckers.
According to the post, rideshare drivers who possess a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and own their own truck, will be able to create their own trucking companies with the support of the virtual trucking fleet. Drivers are able to lease on with CloudTrucks and use the CloudTrucks app to search for freight from the Nation’s largest freight brokers, including Uber Freight.
Driver’s who possess a CDL but do not own their own trucks will be able to lease a truck and trailer through Ryder’s COOP program. CloudTrucks will handle the deposit so drivers are able to get running with little delay.
“Truck drivers are the backbone of our economy, and communities are depending on them now more than ever,” says Laurent Hautefeuille, Head of Business Development and Strategy & Planning at Uber Freight. “Our objective at Uber Freight is to support all truck drivers whether they are industry veterans or just starting out, and we hope this partnership with CloudTrucks and COOP by Ryder will open up more opportunities for those already on the Uber platform.”
CloudTrucks Founder/CEO Tobenna Arodiogbu commented, “Thank you to all of the truck drivers around the country who have continued to ensure that our supply chain continues to run smoothly during these difficult times. We are looking for more ways to help.”