In the United States, there are over 500,000 trucking companies putting 15.5 million trucks on the road. As a result, yearly regulations, technology and pay rates have to adapt to fill the demand of truck drivers.
In 2019, transportation trends are evolving to fit the high demand of freight being delivered and low supply of drivers. According to the American Trucking Associations, there are only 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States. The truck driving industry is facing a serious shortage!
The improvement of technology in trucking has created a great resource for company’s customers to track shipments with the help of mobile apps. As a result, shipments will be able to optimize routing, pickup and delivery time.
Other technology making changes in 2019 is that of software-driven processes. These software-driven processes include intelligent transportation systems, robotic process automation, predictive solutions and AI solutions.
In the near future, there will be less interaction between drivers, consumers and employees due to machine-driven processes. However, through these new processes, transportation companies will be able to provide more flexible services and greater availability.
In order to optimize your last mile, trucking companies must follow a strict schedule. This means putting a plan in place, keeping track of vehicles and drivers, planning around the needs of the consumer and measuring your success This is important because it allows companies the tools to make themselves more efficient.
As a whole, the transportation industry is moving quickly to increase efficiency and improve quality of life for drivers.
At TransWood this has never been more true because we value the hard work our employees spend on the road. Therefore, we look forward to using these new trucking trends to improve our employees quality of life and efficiency on the road in 2019.
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