Training APEX Awards Best Practice: Uber Freight’s Spekit Relaunch

The three-phase training initiative aimed to increase Operations team members’ utilization of in-app digital platform Spekit in order to ultimately boost carrier CSAT (customer satisfaction) scores.

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In January 2021, Uber Freight launched an in-app digital adoption platform called Spekit to its Operations teams, which have nearly 800 members. Spekit utilization (measured by weekly views of Spekit resources) averaged about 700 views per week, below the company’s expectations. To remedy this, Uber Freight developed a three-phase Spekit Relaunch training initiative.

Program Details

The relaunch comprised three phases:

  1. Manager Outreach
  2. Spekit Relaunch Week
  3. Ongoing Engagement/Communication

Manager Outreach consisted of quick-hit training and several resources designed to provide additional support to their teams, including:

  • Presenting an overview of Spekit platform upgrades and the upcoming relaunch in Ops all-hands and manager meetings
  • Conducting Spekit micro-trainings in manager-only meetings
  • Holding office hours/information sessions for personalized support
  • Distributing a one-pager explaining Spekit’s benefits
  • Resurfacing an existing Spekit eLearning

The training during Spekit Relaunch Week included more widespread opportunities to engage and quick-hit training, including activities such as:

  • Daily contests with swag, Awardco, and gift card prizes
  • Addition of a Spekit Scavenger Hunt to the Spekit module in the Freightversity onboarding program
  • Scavenger hunts during org-related presentations
  • Three interactive training sessions throughout the week. These were a mix of shorter trainings in existing meeting venues (live feeds, commercial narrative, etc.) and one-hour customized training for teams who requested it
  • Office hour/open learning sessions added to calendars

In Phase 3 of the relaunch program, Uber Freight is continuing its ongoing engagement and communication by:

  • Referencing Spekit in monthly product training eLearnings
  • Incorporating more Spekit content in new hire onboarding programs to support the shift from virtual to in-person programming
  • Holding Spekit authoring sessions to train more employees on how to create Spekit content, with 30 new authors trained in the first half of 2022
  • Highlighting new areas of Spekit content in learning digest e-mails and manager one-on-ones


Average weekly views during Spekit Relaunch Week exceeded 3,000. Overall, average weekly Spekit views increased from 700 in 2021 to more than 2,000 views per week in the first half of 2022. Uber Freight consistently exceeded its goal of 1,500 average views per week in 2022. Since the company’s Ops teams are primarily carrier-facing, these views indicate that teams can more efficiently find the information they need to assist carriers properly in using the platform.

These efficiencies helped support an increase in carrier CSAT (customer satisfaction) scores from 3.82 to 3.89.

Edited by Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.