We are approaching the year 2020. If the Jetsons were to be believed, we should have flying cars by now. But though we may be short of the Jetsons, Silicon Valley’s modern technology is still making its impact in the freight industry in a variety of ways.
Some of the bright lights of modern technology include advances in safety such as automatic braking and systems that analyze and diagnose truck behavior; improved connectivity by providing information from and to the truck; and improved economics through operator increased fuel economy. The potential of autonomous driving and new propulsion technologies are even now being tested.
One of the biggest impacts scheduled to impact freight movement this year is the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices.