Amazon.com Building App to Connect Truckers and Shippers

Amazon.com  is just lower after Business Insider said the company is building an app that matches truck drivers with shippers.

The app, scheduled to launch next summer, is designed to make it easier for truck drivers to find shippers that need goods moved, the story said. It would also eliminate the need for a third-party broker, which typically charges a commission of about 15% for doing the middleman work, it noted.

The app will offer real-time pricing and driving directions, as well as personalized features such as truck-stop recommendations and a suggested “tour” of loads to pick up and drop off, according to Business Insider. It could also have tracking and payment options to speed up the entire shipping process, it said.

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