Uber’s trucking ambitions in lower gear after Otto deal

June 15, 2017 By Heather Somerville and Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s drive to become a major player in the trucking business is off to a bumpy start, with analysts and industry executives questioning what exactly the company can bring to the sprawling $700-billion industry. The San Francisco ride-services giant had planned to disrupt freight hauling by offering a complete package of trucking technology including self-driving trucks and smartphone-based logistics services. But what has emerged so far, industry watchers say, is a modest effort to build…

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