At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the boss of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, assured a few days ago that the American group was not planning any job cuts for the moment. But the former CEO of Expedia did not rule out possible adjustments for certain divisions of the company. In this context, Uber Freight, the branch dedicated to road freight, announced the dismissal of 150 employees, or around 3% of its workforce.
This division of the Californian company was created in 2017 with the launch of an application exclusively dedicated to road freight transport. Operating on the same model as the classic VTC application, it connects companies wishing to deliver goods and truckers. However, this offensive on this market lasted only 18 months in Europe, Uber having decided to sell the European activities of Uber Freight to the German group Sender in September 2020. In the process, the trucking division had raised half a billion dollars to become a logistics heavyweight in the United States.