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A freight forwarding service that transports freight and freight-related materials from Canada’s north coast to the United States is expanding in Toronto, according to a news release.
A fleet of Uber trucks, powered by an engine powered by a Cummins diesel engine, is expected to arrive in the city early next year.
It will begin its service at the airport in mid-October.
“This is a global and growing market,” said Josh Mathers, general manager of the fleet.
“The new truck will allow us to bring our truck to Toronto for the first time.”
Mathers says the new fleet will begin in April at the Canadian International Airport and will move to other airports and major terminals throughout the GTA.
The company says the fleet will bring about $150,000 in revenue to the city every year.
The service is a $1.8 billion initiative by Uber to increase its presence in the United Kingdom and beyond.
Uber currently operates two freight forwarding fleets: one in Vancouver, B.C., and another in the U.S.
Mather, who has been in the business for nearly two decades, said the Toronto fleet will be “a first step” in a broader expansion.
“We are expanding beyond the U-turns we have already experienced in the US and into the new markets we will be opening our operations in,” he said.
Uber is also in talks to build its own fleet in Toronto.
The firm is in talks with the city to begin the process of building an Uber fleet in the Greater Toronto Area by 2020, Mather said.