Here’s our first look at Uber Freight, Uber’s long-haul trucking venture

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  1. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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  2. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Don't get any big ideas, BRG. You and Wong still need me...
     
  3. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    Uber told us if we start using their app for weekend return trips,they would buy us both matching hats,bigger than yours.....
     
  4. Brian Junior

    Brian Junior DOFT $50M ICO!!!

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    They are not worthless - they are smart and effective. You see a computer can do some operations much quicker than a human being.
    Why not use it? We all know how the broker works - he gets a load - he starts calling his drivers trying to find out where he is right now and whether he can accept the load - he finds a driver - he calls shipper - he gets rate confirmations and the load is gone. It takes HOURS. A mobile app or a computer software can do in not even just in minutes. It can do it in seconds.

    And what about the ball joint or so... If I am payed for developing computer soft, i will pay a person for changing whatever it may be. I concider it to be right.
    Of cause if we truckers are payed for transportation, we should know how our truck works and how to fix it, but generally it is much better to pay a special trained professional.
     
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  6. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    Really not familiar with these apps. All new to me. Probably will benefit owner ops best I would think.
     
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    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    You miss my point, these kids that are so tech savvy don't look at anyone doing hands on work as a trained professional.
     
  8. Brian Junior

    Brian Junior DOFT $50M ICO!!!

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    Maybe you are right, but we should not think of all of them this way. And maybe this kids can be called geeks, cause they are a bit crazy about the computer technologies.
     
  9. Apostolic

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    Well then we all know only the Amish & some small communes in this country can resist technology.
    For the most part technology has made things a lot easier for us,& I'm sure folks were squawking about a lot of the changes as they were happening.

    However I've been wondering for a long while,that now that everything is becoming digital.
    Should something,such as an explosion on the Sun,or a meteor takes out the satellites floating in space.
    Then everything would just stop working,including electric grids,water supply lines,& every other technology we are all used to taking for-granted.

    I guess that is when the Amish & folks that know how to live without technology will be able to survive a lot longer than the rest of us.
    So to this topic,other than road safety issues,there probably is not much that will stop driver-less vehicles.
    Just more technology we have to get used to.
     
  10. Brian Junior

    Brian Junior DOFT $50M ICO!!!

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    It is always easy to make a step back and to use old technology. It will be not so comfortable, but it will work. Still the digitization makes everything more effective. BTW digitization can help people to get higher paid jobs.
     
  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    The Amish are not totally without technology. I go to a large seed corn operation of theirs in the Midwest, and have been up in their office to pickup paperwork, and see computers, microwaves,and cell phones...
     
  12. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Wong told me that he is Mennonite and to deduct -15% from his check to go to his church.
    But I see computers, microwaves, radar detectors, coffee makers, disco balls and DJ equipment in the Gold Hotel all the time.....:confused1:
     
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  13. Brian Junior

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    Really strange, because i've heard Amish are completely technologyless
     
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    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    Depends on their locations.
     
  15. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    My partner,and his son......
     
  16. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    My hat is bigger....
     
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  17. BIG R GUY

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    They also operate Uber,horse and buggys in the Nappanee,IN area for tourists....
     
  18. buffalobill

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    They openly use diesel engines south of where I'm at. Rumor has it they hide phones in the trees, too.
     
  19. Brian Junior

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    That's not fair enough. They should use all the instruments and technologies Abraham used)))
     
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