Uber Freight Taps BlueGrace Logistics in Deal for LTL Services

Author PhotoBlueGrace Logistics - July 15, 2021

TAMPA, FL (July 15, 2021) – BlueGrace Logistics and Uber Freight have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide a growing number of Uber Freight’s U.S. shippers access to less-than-truckload (LTL) services, leveraging the infrastructure from BlueGrace’s proprietary BlueShip technology. BlueGrace was selected because of its reputation as a tech-forward provider, with competitive blanket rates, leading industry expertise and customer-centric technology.

“BlueGrace’s significant scale and deep experience in the LTL space makes them an ideal partner for us as we expand beyond full truckload capabilities,” said Bill Driegert, Head of Operations at Uber Freight. “By integrating BlueGrace’s technology into our shipper platform, we’re providing shippers with a single portal to support their full truckload and LTL needs—furthering our goal of becoming a one-stop-shop solution for shippers.”

BlueShip’s technology allows the creation of new shipments and executes price comparisons across multiple providers, as well as tracks deliveries and enables easy access to documentation. The core rating technology proactively identifies opportunities to alleviate cost and optimize LTL shipments. Users get real-time capacity and maintain control of carrier selection with transparent pricing and visibility to freight movements and shipment details. Analytics and reporting are also available through one platform.

Uber Freight will be leveraging BlueShip’s technology infrastructure within the Uber Freight shipper platform to provide customers access to a robust combination of top national and regional LTL carrier integrations through BlueShip. This uninterrupted connection simplifies freight movement and provides historical transaction data to deliver actionable insights and build measurable KPIs for continuous improvement.

“BlueGrace Logistics is a market leader in Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and the BlueShip platform eliminates the need for multiple systems and integrations to execute LTL freight,” said Bobby Harris, president and CEO of BlueGrace.

“The Uber Freight relationship exemplifies how other third parties can integrate with BlueShip technology to strengthen their portfolio of services and offer further benefits to their customer base.”

About BlueGrace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics offers customizable transportation management solutions as a full-service Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight spend through industry leading technology with a large network of established carriers to customers across the country. Based in Tampa, Florida, where CEO Bobby Harris was named one of Florida’s most influential executives in transportation for 2020, BlueGrace has nine office locations strategically in major transportation hubs across the U.S. BlueGrace serves over 10,000 customers annually through its proprietary technology platform, BlueShip®, that has connectivity with more than 250,000 carrier suppliers. BlueGrace is part of the technology portfolio of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. For more information on BlueGrace, visit www.mybluegrace.com.

About Uber Freight

Uber Freight is a logistics platform built on the power of Uber with the goal to reshape global logistics and deliver reliability, flexibility and transparency for shippers and carriers. Since launching in 2017, Uber Freight has built one of the world’s largest digitally enabled carrier networks and transformed entrenched practices around pricing and booking freight to reduce inefficiencies and increase opportunities for business growth and industry collaboration. Today, the business counts over 70,000 carriers in its network and thousands of shippers as customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including AB InBev, Land O’Lakes, LG, Nestlé and many more.

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