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Cargomatic's mobile technology connects truckers to short-range jobs
Cargomatic's mobile technology connects truckers to short-range jobs

Truckers who own their vehicles loathe trips with an empty truck bed. But when Mishael Israel faced the money-sapping bind on a recent morning, he had a solution. An Uber-style solution. Israel's first freight pickup awaited in La Mirada, about 60 miles from his Perris home. Before leaving, he accepted a $30 pickup close by through an app called Cargomatic to deliver some sprinkler parts to Lake Forest. He more than paid for the gas used for the La Mirada job without a significant detour, he said. Cargomatic is aiming to do for short-range trucking what Uber and Lyft have done for taxi drivers: use the capabilities of smartphones to connect drivers to freight and people nearby...

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