From taxis to trucks: Uber’s disruption efforts in trucking continue

Can Uber profitably apply its model to the freight sector? Maybe, say analysts, but there’s a sizeable culture gap to bridge. By Xavier Boucherat

Uber’s evolution from ride-hailing start-up to globe-spanning mobility service giant has been characterised in part by an expansion into services including food-delivery and micromobility. Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi has noted the importance of these new endeavours: food delivery in particular, he told Forbes, was once “an interesting part-time endeavour,” but would go on to grow into a significant business. It’s welcome news for a company which posted losses of US$8.5bn for 2019….

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