Time to Revamp Trucking Companies

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 11, 2019

The logistics and transportation industry leverages technologies such as machine learning, cloud, customized optimization solution, and more to modify their operations.

FREMONT, CA: The logistics and transportation companies are ready to reap the benefits of technological disruption that is changing the world. The modern technology has a significant impact on this domain, which is traditionally known for its infrastructure and trucks. Over the past years, the industry is replacing its traditional definition by using various technologies such as mobile computers, electronic toll collection (ETC), GPS systems, and electronic logged device (ELD) vehicles.

Due to more data generated by sensors and tracking devices, the new technology is influencing the industries to enhance their business and sustain in the competitive market. The innovations aim to transform the operations of the trucking industry.

The transportation and logistics industry has to gear up to use these technologies that enhance their productivity; below are some of the significant technologies the logistics industry has to focus on:

Effective data access

The ongoing trucking applications of software products such as transportation management, order management, asset, and fleet management are creating and storing more data. Unlike the earlier proprietary systems that have locked data, the advanced technology enables to access this raw data. The application programming interface (APIs), advanced data mapping, web services have made real-time data accessible for further processes.                  

Customized optimization solution

Due to the complex business rules, products that power universal approach have failed to bring an optimal solution. The main hurdle for approaching optimization solution is the cost. Using sophisticated analytics helps to detect what to optimize, and optimizing operations in the current period is no longer an issue of license costs.

Leveraging machine learning

The machine learning plays a vital role in enhancing the work process by training the machines to manage the work that needs human intervention. Accessing data is now made available that enhances the truck companies to automate the process and avoid issues. The chatbots help in providing better customer services by analyzing the data from GPS.

Moving to cloud

The impact of cloud computing is more on truck companies as cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and GCP enable efficient machine learning, analytics, and visualization solutions. Thus, shifting to the cloud helps to save the cost of infrastructure and computing power.

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