How technology can impact truck drivers

In the age of modernity and with easy access to information and benefits that technology is providing us, investing in innovation is what makes companies stand out in the market, creating great differentials.

Following this path, companies will certainly be able to increase their income, their productivity and reduce costs. Only positive points will come if they are well managed.

For a long time even communication was difficult between the truck driver and the company and also between family members. But today, with the cell phone in the palm of your hand, it’s much easier to call to solve a problem or to kill the homesickness.

However, this device doesn’t have to be used just for that, right? Technology is everywhere and could not be left out in the cargo transport segment. Improving routines is something that technology in the modern truck driver’s life does best.

Technological advances are increasingly benefiting the work of drivers, providing more safety, tranquility, agility and assertiveness in carrying out their tasks.

  • Having vehicles with GPS has several advantages, such as enhanced visibility of the fleet’s location. However, the reality is that the benefits of GPS fleet tracking extend far beyond identifying location, and include route optimization, increased security, more efficient dispatch, reduced cost, and enhanced customer experience.
  • By taking into account specific variables such as vehicle capacities, drivers’ schedules, driver coverage areas, and delivery window times, it can create the most efficient and safest route. Route optimization is vital to the growth of the business since it reduces delivery costs and increases productivity.
  • It is essential to identify bad driving habits such as excess acceleration, cornering, and hard braking. This information is vital for businesses since they can identify drivers with these habits, reducing potential liabilities and accidents. 
  • Loss of fuel, or fuel that goes unaccounted for, is a sometimes-overlooked expense. Fuel theft is nearly a $133 billion issue that includes stolen, adulterated, and defrauded products. But here’s the good news: Fuel loss can be prevented, and the bottom line can be protected. Card-locking control technology combats the potential of fuel theft by allowing only authorized individuals to access fuel.

Drivers are, in part, the glue that keeps the transportation industry together. While supply chain management and logistics can be complex webs to navigate, against the backdrop of such unprecedented disruption, it’s critical that fleets consider how to leverage technology to capitalize on existing driver talent, optimize delivery routes and streamline overall delivery workflows to help ensure success.

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