Internet and Bluetooth Advances

Experts say "By the year 2020, there will be 25 billion connected devices in use, representing a 30-fold increase over today" representing a 30-fold increase over today. With advancements in technology, more and more industries are embracing this change. 


What can this technology offer in the freight shipping industry?

  • Visibility - now consumers can shop for better quotes and hold their shipping agents accountable for high prices, they can utilize the internet to shop for better prices
  • Tracking - with GPS enabled date and location services, the customer and dispatch team can track delivery times with precise details
  • Multitasking - fuel cost would be cut since fleet routes can be optimized with monitored traffic status allowing more loads to be added along certain routes, with enhanced location data and last minute pick-up & add-on availability
  • Speedier Service and Less Pit Stops - Sensor-equipped trucks and GPS technology enable further supply chain productivity. This technology alerts corporate maintenance facilities when trucks need service for their brakes, tires, oil or any other critical systems. When maintenance crews get this information in advance - truck companies can avoid the extra expense of road repairs and delays of freight due to unexpected break-downs
  • Enhanced Data Accessibility - fleet managers and drivers alike can save fuel and drive more efficiently with more knowledge thanks to the superior visibility, tracking and maintenance free driving, ultimately delivering on time and keeping the end user happier, the client
  • Better Rates Overall - with all these combined benefits, shippers can deliver with better rates, offering better rates to the consumer

Few industries can claim to have a level of technology to equal that found in the logistics industry, and future advancements are primed to reveal and generate some of the most significant technological changes in the industry throughout history. From the ability to automatically generate reports from Internet of Things (IoT), radio frequency identification (RFID), and Bluetooth-enabled devices to the increasing focus on an omni channel solution to acquiring new customers, technology in the logistics industry will continue to grow and improve in accuracy, function and efficiency.

Although some of these technologies have been around for a while, they are just now starting to be used to the best of their ability for the logistics industry in 2016, paving the road for even more advances in efficiency and safety for carriers and consumers.



Niki M.
Niki M.