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The 'Uber for trucking' tries to navigate some uber-scale problems

For Convoy, the company risks drawing comparisons to Uber in less flattering ways

How technology is being used to make truck fleet management more efficient

Dina Bass | Bloomberg
Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest—and least expected—gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments. Like many truckers, Sekhri booked his jobs through freight brokers, a class of intermediaries who do most of their business by phone. And many have a bad habit of paying late. 

Then he discovered an app called Convoy. It lets him select nearby loads listed by shippers and get paid a day

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 9:04 PM IST

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