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Could the trucking industry benefit from Uber model?

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Could the trucking industry benefit from Uber model?A southern California company is hoping to Uber-fy the trucking industry.

Could the trucking industry benefit from Uber model?

Meanwhile... a southern california company is hoping to "uber-fy" the trucking industry.

It's being done by connecting truck drivers with distributors.

"chris martinez" is in los angeles with the details.

In his 18 years as a truck driver -- cesar lopez says it's never been so find his next haul.

Cesar lopez/ truck driver/ forty tons transport: 18:02 "it has changed the way i am doing business."

That's because of a new app - called cargo-matic.

Was that noise that i heard, was that more jobs?

More jobs coming in.

Its being called uber - for the shipping industry.

Instantly connecting shippers with drivers - looking to pick up extra loads.

Cesar lopez/ forty tons transport: 01:33 "if you have the right equipment, you have plenty of room, and the rate is okay, 01:38 boom.

You click on it.

" and i'm ready to hit the road.

Simple as 1, 2, 3.

It's equally easy for sellers who need to move products fast.

Shipment requests are updated instantly on the app.

Arye sasson/ vendor/ signal products inc.: 35:19 "and the truck would be here in less than 15 minutes."

Cargo-matic is one of a number of emerging companies using g- p-s technology to make faster connections between shippers and drivers.

Jonathan kessler and brett parker are the co-founders.

Jonathan kessler/ cargomatic co- founder: 2:41 a lot of these drivers, these are mom and pop small companies that are trying to get ahead butted to 2:53 they can fill up their trucks more.

" cesar lopez/ forty tons transport: 17:53 "it has allowed me to hire another full time driver."

Cesar says by using cargomatic -- he has driven his business up -- 35 percent.

Chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles.


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