Technology Paves Way For Logistics Industry Improvements
The Freight and logistics industry values efficiency, and nothing aids efficiency like modern technology.
And if 1SHIFT Logistics, a platform created by LiteLink Technologies has its way, the platform will solve many problems, including communications breakdowns, fragmentation of the trucking industry and the existence of a platform for all members of the supply chain to connect digitally in real time.
Most of all, the new platform will give companies the ability to cut expenses, by as much as 30 percent. Expense eats into profits, so the more efficient your organization becomes, the greater amount of revenue can be devoted to corporate growth.
The 1SHIFT Logistics product works on desktops and on trucker mobile phones, eliminating the need for drivers to get involved in long discussions regarding route, delays and payments. The platform automates these typically manual features.
Customers are typically retail shippers, carriers, drivers and logistics managers.
“1Shift logistics shows live capacity by lane to quickly understand the market. Review historical pricing information, partner ratings, and current factors such as fuel prices, weather, and backhaul capacity to make informed pricing decisions real time,” explained a spokesperson for the company.
Up Until Recently, A Manually Intensive Industry
We have seen the telecom, cable, and auto industry transform, but the logistics industry has always lagged due to poor adoption of technology.
Tech rich platforms like 1 Shift Logistics offer a way to improve this industry and to satisfy customers, drivers and shippers.
Using Technology And Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Improve Traffic Management and Safety
Trucking is a $700 billion dollar industry, with more than 10.5 billion tons of freight being moved each year. That’s just in the U.S., and it’s only expected to grow–but there have been many safety concerns, driver fatigue, of late.
Driver fatigue results in accidents, increased insurance rates, lower productivity and increased overhead costs.
Data management software can be installed on PCs and mobile devices to provide oversight and reporting in real time. This eliminates the need for long, distracting phone conversations or guesswork on the road and improves driver focus.
In addition, intelligent apps can provide live information about lane capacity or off-road collisions that allow drivers to make informed decisions regarding route selection that affect delivery times. Such programs also help control costs along each point in the logistics pipeline by evaluating and comparing historical data like freight capacity, fuel price fluctuations, and other information that’s critical to pricing considerations.
With advancements such as AI, there are now enough tools to build a platform that intuitively allows shippers and truckers to ‘trust’ a system for recommendations, visibility and automation, Companies like 1SHIFT Logistics will bring the trucking industry into the 21st century. It’s an example of everything that’s right about marrying advanced tech with freight shipping. Everyone wins with better technology.