Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 467,296 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,264 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 315,407 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,264 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 315,407 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,211 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 467,296 cutting edge ideas.

On-Demand Big Rig Apps

Uber Freight Brings the Demand Economy to Truckers

— May 19, 2017 — Autos
Uber Freight is the latest venture from the San Francisco-based ridesharing company. It's exactly what it sounds like: Uber for truckers. The app allows those with a big rig to see a list of loads, either nearby or in any city they search. If a driver wants to accept a job all they need to do is tap on it and the app handles the rest. There's no need to negotiate as all loads have a set price. Uber Freight promises drivers will be paid within seven days.

Uber Freight isn't as sexy as the company's ridesharing app, but it is an important step for the company. Uber is burning through cash in its war with Lyft and needs a new revenue stream. It also has a self-driving truck program, Otto, and the data gathered from Uber Freight will be valuable in advancing the company's self-driving semis.
Trend Themes
1. On-demand Big Rig Apps - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a platform that connects truck drivers directly to loads, eliminating the need for intermediaries and streamlining the logistics process.
2. Demand Economy for Truckers - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a marketplace that allows truckers to easily find and accept loads based on their availability, optimizing their earnings and reducing empty miles.
3. Self-driving Truck Programs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the integration of self-driving technology in the trucking industry to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve safety.
Industry Implications
1. Transportation and Logistics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Transform the traditional trucking industry by leveraging technology to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve customer experience.
2. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative solutions, such as AI-powered routing systems or blockchain-based logistics platforms, to revolutionize the trucking industry's operations and supply chain management.
3. Ride-sharing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Apply the ride-sharing model to the trucking industry, enabling truckers to connect with shippers directly and facilitating seamless and efficient load matching.
0.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness