The majority of the trucking and transportation industry has been operating on legacy technology for longer than most owners would care to admit. This is true across the three major sectors — shippers, brokers, and carriers — and each suffers from the same lack of ability to capture big data and communicate it across a network of systems. Human interaction remains the predominate means of relayed communication, which results not only in wasted time, but also leads to poor routing and bad pricing. However, in recent years a number of technological advances have been in development and they are changing the trucking and transportation landscape in several key ways.
Electronic Logging Devices
As of December 18th 2017, it became mandatory for almost all US trucks to carry an ELD (electronic logging device). The reason for this is to create a working environment that is both safe and compliant for drivers. It records and tracks the driver’s ROD status and also monitors each driver’s hours of service. [Read more…] about Technology In The Trucking Industry