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The trucking industry is one of the most prominent industries in the Unites States today. Transporting billions of dollars worth of products each year, truckers have an extremely important job. They need to make sure companies and brands receive products safely and on time without damage. TeamOne Logistics will be discussing four of the top recent technological advancements in the trucking industry.
1) Camera Systems
Within the last few years, cars have been excelling with technological advances. Backup cameras, front facing cameras, and in-cab cameras are now available in the trucking world. Truckers can utilize in-cab cameras to prevent theft or even use a dash camera to monitor the road or record footage in case of accidents.
2) Advanced GPS Systems
Hand-held, paper maps are becoming a thing of the past. GPS systems have integrated into our everyday lives through car devices and phones. Now, truck drivers have been granted the ease and accessibility of GPS systems in their trucks.
3) Telematics and Electronic On-Board Recorders
Communication is an essential part of the trucking industry. Transporting products from place to place, whether a state away or across the country, is vital for brands and customers. Problems arise from time to time, but now with the usage of telematics and electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), truck drivers can solve these problems before they damage products. If an issue is to arise, the truck driver can send in a call and immediately contact someone who can either give advice or guide the driver to a location for help.
4) Self-Driving Trucks
An exciting advancement for truck drivers is the self-driving truck manufactured by brands Freightliner and Daimler. Driving on highways for extended periods of time can be monotonous and exhausting. With this advancement, truck drivers can utilize a “cruise control” option which will maintain speed, keep the truck within the lines, and avoid obstacles as necessary. This will be a huge asset to drivers as they can rest up and regain energy during treks on long highways in order to better take on the rest of their routes.
Technology is rapidly advancing as time goes on. Fortunately, the trucking industry is adapting these advances more than ever before. Cameras, GPS systems, EOBRs, and self-driving trucks are just four of the many improvements the industry has recently seen. By the end of 2016, truck drivers will be utilizing even more technological advancements that can further improve their driving performance and safety.
Founded in 2003 and based in Alpharetta, Georgia, TeamOne Logistics designs and manages integrated workforce solutions that minimize the liability, cost, and complexity of your logistics enabled business. TeamOne Logistics utilizes the elements of trust, focus, and expertise to deliver consistent results which enable them to be the chosen logistic workforce partner for various different businesses.
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