The transportation industry continues to evolve, and 2018 was no exception. For example, in the world of trucking, electronic logging devices (ELD’s) have offered a solution to monitoring a driver’s Hours of Service while on the road. Also, school buses have also advanced through the way in which newer models include high visibility markings, reinforced side panels, higher back seats for additional passenger protection, more emergency exit space, and alternative fuel source capabilities. Keep reading and discover a few transportation trends to keep an eye on in 2019!
Advancements in technology are shaping the transportation industry. Today, there are mobile applications for just about everything. We should anticipate there to be more apps launched for trucking companies to make it easier to do their jobs each day. While there are multiple aspects to consider for making the jobs of both shippers and carriers easy, quick, and safe, embracing these new technologies can make this possible for the new year ahead.
The potential use of autonomous vehicles is another advancement on the horizon in this industry. With this, vehicle owners will not need to pay for fuel, which could offer an efficient solution for many carriers. Additionally, this trend would inevitably usher in a new era for the industry, adding new considerations and technology for the future.
Challenges to Consider for the Future
Fuel continues to be one of the great expenses in the transportation industry as a whole. With this, the consideration of fuel costs is one of the industries’ greatest challenges. Because most truck engines are made to run on diesel, this is an exceptionally significant expense to consider for the needs of the job. The inevitable increase in fuel costs throughout 2019 could also heighten the preference for autonomous, electric trucks, or alternative fuel trucks.
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