Amazon wants to cut out the middleman and book freight directly with an app

0 Posted by - 20th December 2016 - Technology

Amazon is looking for another way to upset the shipping and transport industry. According to a report from Business Insider, the online retailer is supposedly building an app that would connect truck drivers and shippers without a third-party middleman. The app appears to be Uber-esque in the sense that it would make it easier for truck drivers themselves to find shippers that need to move loads of packages and products. Typically, third-party brokers match drivers to shipping jobs and take a commission percentage from each job booked. According to the report, the app could have real-time pricing information and route directions for truck drivers to follow, as well as tracking and payment options.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/12/amazon-reportedly-making-an-app-to-connect-truck-drivers-and-shippers/ via http://arstechnica.com #CIO, #Technology