TECH IMPROVING 01Technologies can help enhance the lives and safety of drivers.

By Michael Rofman

There’s no question that technology is transforming trucking, just as it has disrupted and transformed so many other industries. It has improved performance, vastly increased the amount and type of data that trucking businesses have to evaluate efficiency, and it’s also changing the role of drivers. Along with that, these new technologies can and should be viewed as cost-savings instruments. While we’re still a few years away from having an industry that runs on self-driving trucks, there are a number of technologies that exist today that not only help businesses grow their bottom line, but enhance the lives and safety of drivers – ultimately shrinking shortages and improving retention.

 GOING GREEN 01Green practices bring benefits beyond the environment.

By Augie Grasis

Over-the-road trucking has recently come under fire with new regulations for carbon emissions. New studies on the effects of climate change over the last decade have prompted authorities to take measures for reducing the carbon footprint in all industries, including the shipping industry. While the new administration has promised to ease back some of this regulation, the trend toward green practices is still a good idea; though the reason is perhaps less to “save the environment” and more to lower operating costs.

 FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION 02There is a tremendous opportunity for increased efficiency.

 By Fabrizio Brasca

Over the past 20 years, transportation management has evolved from a cost-driven execution function to a strategic enabler, with the goal of maintaining a balance between cost and service. While the adoption rate of advanced technology for transportation management is reasonably high, there is still a tremendous opportunity for increased efficiency. 

 CUSTOMER FOCUSED 01Shippers can use automated systems to impress their customers.

 By Tony Donofrio

The delivery model ushered in by online retailers such as Amazon is now rippling throughout entire supply chains – bringing with it a new focus on customer experience. Transportation management technology has become an industry backbone that helps suppliers, manufacturers and retailers not only reduce a product’s carbon footprint and carve away cost, but also customize shipping and packaging services at scale. 

 TECH IMPROVING 01Technologies can help enhance the lives and safety of drivers.

 By Michael Rofman

There’s no question that technology is transforming trucking, just as it has disrupted and transformed so many other industries. It has improved performance, vastly increased the amount and type of data that trucking businesses have to evaluate efficiency, and it’s also changing the role of drivers.

 WORKFORCE ED PIC 2Mobile workforce management solutions can help minimize fleet travel time and 

fuel costs. 

By Steven Smith

While the interconnectivity of people, goods and services – powered by increased mobility – has ushered transportation and logistics into the 21st century, there remains the need to operationalize the new, readily available data. With more than 15 million commercial vehicles on the road today, and improved adherence to customer commitment, the increased use of operational data yields a number of benefits including reduced fuel costs, minimized travel time and improved compliance with safety mandates.

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