Technology Transforming Trucking
Gr Trucking | Concrete Recycling | Material Trucking | Sacramento
The global supply chain would not be able to operate without the trucking industry. The amount of product they transport and move is the reason why we are able to do what we do on a regular basis. However, like every other industry, market demands shift all the time and the way that the trucking industry is adjusting to such demands is through robotics and IoT technology.
If you look at all of the big trucking companies most of them, if not all, now have some sort of fleet management tool that provides data such as driver location, speed, and habits. These tools help companies manage expenses like gas and insurance. Some trucking companies even use more advanced technologies where electronic logging devices use drivers’ smartphones to transmit data that fleet management software can use. Fleet management technology has already taken over the majority of the industry and has positively impacted thousands of truckers and trucking companies.
Automating loading and unloading has also been a huge technological advancement in the trucking industry. Warehouse robotics automate the loading and unloading process which saves time and maximizes productivity. Some robots work alone while some work alongside humans. Either way they are reducing the time a truck has to spend sitting at a warehouse dock. Industry giants like FedEx and UPS have already adopted these advanced systems and are using these robots to their advantage.
Lastly, IoT technology has given trucks the ability to better protect delicate shipments. Thousands of packages and deliveries are damaged on freight trucks every day and IoT technology looks to solve this problem through an IoT truck monitoring system. This IoT technology allows companies to monitor things like temperature, humidity, structure, and layout throughout transportation. 70% of retail and manufacturing companies have already started adopting such IoT technology in their supply chains. This is a huge need for improvement and IoT is leading the charge in the right direction.
Robotics and IoT technology are helping the trucking industry adapt to the ever-changing global demand for new products and resources. With these new technologies the trucking industry is better prepared for the short and long-term future.