Digital load matching has universal benefits for trucking worldwide

Freddie Holmes takes a look at how freight-matching services vary on a regional basis

Special report: Can the Uber model transform freight?

The question for any commercial vehicle (CV) fleet is how to optimise vehicle uptime and productivity. Aside from improved mechanical reliability and rising e-commerce, one simple way to boost productivity is to ensure the vehicle does not make wasted miles. That is, to make a journey without carrying any cargo. Freight matching—often referred to as ‘Uber for trucks’—describes the process of finding freight on-demand with the help of data and automation.

The benefits are fairly simple, explains…