The ldquopersonalized supply chainrdquo means having the vendors processes and tracking systems that can ensure the right materials parts and people are on hand when critical assets need maintenance and repair Photo Sean KilcarrAmerican Trucker
The ability to collect driving data through smartphone technology is a quotgame changerquot for trucking argues Sam Madden in this guest column Photo Sean KilcarrAmerican Trucker
Recording Reality
The Gen Z cohort appears to live by the mantra ldquoif you canrsquot say it in 140 characters or less donrsquot say it at allrdquo according to this survey
Realtime intelligence based on truck data if used correctly can deliver an extensive return on investment ROI for big rig owners Photo Peterbilt
The new PT 6000 can remotely set reefer temperature change reefer state initiate defrosting and more with twoway commands ORBCOMM noted
This new telematics partnership should allow fleet managers to intervene faster when service is needed immediately or to proactively schedule a service event to prevent progressive damage to a truck Cummins said Photo Sean KilcarrAmerican Trucker
Drones however don39t rank high in temrs of the robotic systems desired by transport providers according to ABI39s poll Photo DHL
Across all geographies younger drivers including Millennials and Generation Z respondents were more interested in full autonomy than other generational groups with 61 suggesting it as a feature of interest in their next new vehicle Photo Ford
IBISWorld estimates that the price of national trucking services will rise 62 in 2017 alone partially due to the need to pay for ELD technology Photo Omnitracs