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4 Tech Tools Transforming Transportation Industry

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In the last decade, we've witnessed enormous technological progress that has completely changed the way society lives today. From Netflix to Uber, consumers now have more choice and the opportunity to get the kind of service they truly deserve. The transportation industry is not left out as companies like Walmart, Peloton technologies, etc. have introduced tech tools that are changing the transportation industry.


Drones


Logistics is still a big problem in most parts of the world. Companies are still struggling to ship or deliver goods to customers at the right time, which is leading to millions of dollars in revenue loss. These problems will soon be a thing of the past with the introduction of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles have been tested for commercial purposes by several companies to measure their efficiency in making deliveries, especially during emergencies. Drones will also be useful for transporting people, medical equipment, and medicine to remote areas, to facilitate medical and rescue missions.


App for Entering Working Hours


Truck drivers usually have a hard time dealing with paper works because it is stressful and time wasting. Tech companies have developed mobile applications designed to help put an end to the menace faced by truck drivers by providing a way to quickly and easily enter working hours. These applications don’t just monitor driver hours, but help them know if they are in violation of hours of service. The mobile app also allows fleet tracking and load status monitoring for dispatchers. This feature has helped increase the value of customer service delivery in the logistics and truck transportation sector.


Automated Freight Matching


No less than 25% of the trucks currently on the road right now are empty. This happens because truck companies don't have a way of finding cargo immediately they offload, thereby leading to empty trucks and loss of billions of dollars. A Tech company has developed a cloud based application to help truck companies reduce wastage, save transportation costs in fuel consumption, and provide end-to-end visibility. The platform works by notifying fleet managers and drivers about opportunities for freight-sharing so that agreements can be concluded automatically, between the cargo owner and the freight company. The system is being designed to make it possible for trucks to be able to determine if they can accommodate more cargo and save even more money for the company.


V2I Communication


A technology company is designing a system called Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, to provide drivers with real-time information about congestions, accidents, routes, and weather. The system will help prevent accidents by providing the driver with suggestions on where to park their vehicles based on factors including traffic situations and regulatory provisions. The V2I technology will also work as a dispatch software, to make shipping and merchandise delivery much more efficient and profitable. The software will also help trucking companies make better decisions for alternative route in case there is an accident.


3D Printing


Quick access to vehicle parts will transform the transportation industry in no small measure. People don't have to find vehicle parts on the internet for days and wait for weeks to get it delivered. With 3D printing, all you need is to get the design file, and your vehicle will soon be working perfectly again. 3D printing will also solve the problem of scarce vehicle parts, mass manufacturing of not-in-demand vehicle parts, and reduce the cost of repairs for vehicle owners.


Tech is a vital part of modern transportation as it offers immense opportunity for vehicle owners, fleet managers, and transport companies. Transport software and applications are designed to have a positive effect on the entire transportation value chain including freight management, accident prevention, freight matching, logistics, and shipping.

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4 Tech Tools Transforming Transportation Industry - Image 1

In the last decade, we've witnessed enormous technological progress that has completely changed the way society lives today. From Netflix to Uber, consumers now have more choice and the opportunity to get the kind of service they truly deserve. The transportation industry is not left out as companies like Walmart, Peloton technologies, etc. have introduced tech tools that are changing the transportation industry.

Drones

Logistics is still a big problem in most parts of the world. Companies are still struggling to ship or deliver goods to customers at the right time, which is leading to millions of dollars in revenue loss. These problems will soon be a thing of the past with the introduction of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles have been tested for commercial purposes by several companies to measure their efficiency in making deliveries, especially during emergencies. Drones will also be useful for transporting people, medical equipment, and medicine to remote areas, to facilitate medical and rescue missions.

App for Entering Working Hours

Truck drivers usually have a hard time dealing with paper works because it is stressful and time wasting. Tech companies have developed mobile applications designed to help put an end to the menace faced by truck drivers by providing a way to quickly and easily enter working hours. These applications don’t just monitor driver but help them know if they are in violation of hours of service. The mobile app also allows fleet tracking and load status monitoring for dispatchers. This feature has helped increase the value of customer service delivery in the logistics and truck transportation sector.

Automated Freight Matching

No less than 25% of the trucks currently on the road right now are empty. This happens because truck companies don't have a way of finding cargo immediately they offload, thereby leading to empty trucks and loss of billions of dollars. A Tech company has developed a application to help truck companies reduce wastage, save transportation costs in fuel consumption, and provide end-to-end visibility. The platform works by notifying fleet managers and drivers about opportunities for freight-sharing so that agreements can be concluded automatically, between the cargo owner and the freight company. The system is being designed to make it possible for trucks to be able to determine if they can accommodate more cargo and save even more money for the company.

V2I Communication

A technology company is designing a system called Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, to provide drivers with real-time information about , accidents, routes, and weather. The system will help prevent accidents by providing the driver with suggestions on where to park their vehicles based on factors including traffic situations and regulatory provisions. The V2I technology will also work as a dispatch software, to make shipping and merchandise delivery much more efficient and profitable. The software will also help trucking companies make better decisions for route in case there is an accident.

3D Printing

Quick access to vehicle parts will transform the transportation industry in no small measure. People don't have to find vehicle parts on the internet for days and wait for weeks to get it delivered. With 3D printing, all you need is to get the design file, and your vehicle will soon be working perfectly again. 3D printing will also solve the problem of scarce vehicle parts, mass manufacturing of not-in-demand vehicle parts, and reduce the cost of repairs for vehicle owners.

Tech is a vital part of modern transportation as it offers immense opportunity for vehicle owners, fleet managers, and transport companies. Transport software and applications are designed to have a positive effect on the entire transportation value chain including freight management, accident prevention, freight matching, logistics, and shipping.

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