How To Create Uber Like App For Cargo [Expert Tips]

Must-have Features for Your Uber-like Trucking App

Now, let’s focus on the trucking app features that can guarantee an excellent experience for end-users and provide a competitive advantage in the market. These features can be divided into the following three categories, according to the user’s role:

  • The administrator manages the business, tracks drivers’ location, monitors vehicles condition, and receives all relevant info via the interactive dashboard;
  • Shippers can create and manage transportation orders. These users should have the possibility to book vehicles and monitor delivery status;
  • Carriers can use the trucking app to review all available orders and answer to shippers’ requests.

Features for Shippers

First of all, it’s important to provide a comfortable and smooth registration and login mechanism that will allow new users to become a part of your trucking platform without any fuss. Today, almost everybody has a Google account or use social networks such as Facebook. Implementing registration via social networks will allow newcomers to start using your app with a few clicks. If you help them to avoid the necessity to go through dozens of registration forms, their first impression will be delightful.

Features for Carriers

Without access to comprehensive shipment details, carries can’t be sure that they have enough resources to deal with the order successfully. Such info about the cargo as its weight, fragility, pick-up and drop-off locations, and delivery time should be presented in a clear, readable format. If cargo is sensitive to humidity changes, the carrier should be notified to ensure appropriate conditions. If a shipper is not sure about some details, such as the number of trucks required, shipment details should reflect this info as well. The carrier can contact the client and offer an option that better suits the situation.

Features for Administrators

Administrators should be provided with access to all information provided both by shippers and carriers. All this data gathered and sorted, can be represented as an interactive dashboard that simplifies its understanding and helps to gather sufficient insights. Administrators can monitor the condition of all available vehicles and plan maintenance activities according to the diagnostic info collected by GPS tracking devices.

Conclusions

During the development of a full-featured Uber-like trucking app for trucking, you should consider the requirements of both shippers and carriers. Shippers should be provided with the possibility to create and manage orders using a mobile or web app. An interactive map that allows reviewing the current location of vehicles will help to monitor the current status of delivery and ensure cargo safety. The use of IoT devices can provide additional info, such as the current temperature of the cargo. Carries should be able to review all active orders, assign drivers, and get access to optimized routes to avoid delays. An administrator dashboard is a tool that helps to analyze all gathered info on deliveries and draw conclusions on the effectiveness of interaction between shippers and carriers. Then, this data can be used to develop more efficient business strategy.

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