The country — and the world — is currently facing unprecedented health and economic crises at the same time: COVID-19 shelter-in-place laws mean that essential businesses are under extraordinary pressure to keep up with demand, while many have found themselves out of work or seeing their earnings depleted.
CloudTrucks is a virtual trucking carrier that helps owner-operators maintain their independence while providing them with the back office support that is typically reserved for a large carrier. We help drivers keep more money in their pockets, faster and with fewer headaches. Today, we are announcing that we have teamed up with Uber Freight and COOP by Ryder to help qualifying rideshare drivers on the Uber platform break into the freight industry and keep essential goods moving across the country.
How it works:
Rideshare drivers on the Uber platform who have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL), will be able to earn with the support of CloudTrucks. As a leased-on driver on CloudTrucks, they will be able to use the CloudTrucks app to search for and book loads from top freight brokers including Uber Freight. Drivers can apply at app.cloudtrucks.com, and can learn more about Uber Freight here.
For truck drivers with their own equipment:
Drivers will be able to sign up for CloudTrucks and lease on to our authority. As a leased-on driver on CloudTrucks, they will get access to the CloudTrucks mobile app to manage and book loads from major brokers around the country, free instant payment from CloudTrucks, cheaper insurance options as well as other key features to run their business smoothly.
For truck drivers without their own equipment:
CloudTrucks has partnered with COOP by Ryder to enable drivers to lease a tractor and trailer. CloudTrucks will handle the deposit so drivers can get up and running quickly and easily.
“Truck drivers are the backbone of our economy, and communities are depending on them now more than ever,” says Laurent Hautefeuille, Head of Business Development and Strategy & Planning at Uber Freight. “Our objective at Uber Freight is to support all truck drivers whether they are industry veterans or just starting out, and we hope this partnership with CloudTrucks and COOP by Ryder will open up more opportunities for those already on the Uber platform.”
Founder/CEO Tobenna Arodiogbu commented, “Thank you to all of the truck drivers around the country who have continued to ensure that our supply chain continues to run smoothly during these difficult times. We are looking for more ways to help. Please let us know if you have ideas.”
The CloudTrucks Team
P.S. If you are not a rideshare driver on the Uber platform and you are interested in CloudTrucks, you can sign up at www.cloudtrucks.com.