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Freight

New report presents Q2 2021 market insights to the freight industry

July 19 / Canada

At Uber Freight, we’ve tracked the freight industry’s evolution since we launched in 2017. On the heels of our last Quarterly Market Insights Report, our latest unique data and broader macro trends come together once again in a new report for Q2 2021. Our team of experts is releasing this report to help the industry better understand how the market has evolved over the previous quarter and to provide insight into the future of freight procurement.

Uber Freight’s owner-operator activations nearly doubled over a 6-month period ending April 2021, and new authority carriers jumped more than 300% year-over-year by May. We closely monitored this driver supply shift and other macro changes affecting the market last quarter, including American labor trends and supply-chain bottlenecks.

Pulling from Uber Freight’s own network and the broader industry, this report zeroes in on specific supply-chain pressures, examines digital freight procurement trends that emerged through Q2 2021, and unpacks nationwide labor shifts. Like previous reports, this quarter’s insights provide month-over-month snapshots of spot load opportunities, spot rates, and facility dwell times and ratings, as well as Uber Freight Market Access adoption.

To dive into our insights from Q2 2021, download the full report here.


Contributors

Gabriel Coiro, Pricing Shipper Analyst II

Gabriel provides analytics for the pricing team at Uber Freight.

Taylor Coop, Senior Business Analyst

Taylor focuses on the internal and external analytics of emerging products within the sales operations team.

Christian Frederick, CFA, Market Research Lead

Christian concentrates on the freight ecosystem and how it impacts operational efficiency for logistics providers. He leads economic research and market analysis at Uber Freight.

Michael Gansen, Senior Business Analyst

Michael develops pricing strategy and supports shipper analytics for the commercial team at Uber Freight.

Bo Young Hong, Senior Sales Ops Associate

Bo focuses on the internal and external analytics of emerging products within the sales operations team.

Jack Mast, Senior Manager, Enterprise Sales

Jack leads a team of Uber Freight enterprise sales representatives and has 13 years of logistics industry experience. He focuses on new business acquisition and strategic growth within existing accounts. 

Tim Melhuish, Sales Operations Manager

Tim contributes on the sales operations team and leads the development and institution of real-time analytics to help Uber Freight shippers uncover supply-chain efficiencies and showcase the value of Uber Freight’s real-time pricing solutions. 

Mike Sciortino, Senior Manager, Pricing

Mike brings 14 years of logistics experience to Uber Freight, where he manages pricing for a variety of shippers in various segments and industries.

Joe Shone, Head of Enterprise Product Sales

Joe concentrates on enterprise partnership growth and strategy. He works across Uber Freight’s sales team to understand enterprise customer procurement needs, integrate real-time pricing solutions, and iterate on those solutions based on customer feedback.