Technology is revolutionizing the freight industry, making it easier to track, manage, and report on shipments. From live tracking your shipments to finding available equipment nearby instantaneously, it is important to stay on top of new technology. At Knichel Logistics, we understand how important this is, which is why we have partnered with MacroPoint and McLeod Software. Additionally, we know how navigating this technological market can be confusing, so we are here to help keep you informed in this rapidly changing landscape.
Automation and AI:
One of the biggest technological advancements in the freight and logistics industry is the rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). Automation and AI can help businesses to track and manage their shipments with greater precision and accuracy. They do this by tracking traffic patterns, delivery times, driver performances, data points, etc. which allows them to optimize delivery routes. This can help businesses reduce costs, improve efficiency, and provide a better customer experience.
Cloud-based Transportation Management Systems:
Another technological advancement that is revolutionizing the freight and logistics industry is the use of cloud-based software. Cloud-based Transportation Management Systems (TMS) can help businesses streamline and optimize their logistics operations. It can provide companies with real-time data and analytics, enabling collaboration across different teams and departments. It also helps automate tasks, determine the best delivery routes, and help track, plan, and manage freight shipments. All of this helps businesses improve their decision-making to optimize their logistics operations.
At Knichel Logistics, we have partnered with McLeod Software, a cloud-based TMS. This software enables us to have seamless integration, improved time performance, more efficient customer service, complete carrier integration via ELD and GPS, and real-time visibility on shipments. Overall, this allows us to have better communication with our customers, improved delivery times, and more information about our shipments - at our fingertips.
The use of mobile technology is also making it easier for businesses to track and manage their shipments. With the help of mobile apps, businesses can now stay connected to their drivers and gain access to real-time data and analytics about their shipments. At Knichel Logistics, we use MacroPoint, a software that includes a mobile app for drivers to log their delivery status, schedules, and other important information.
Internet of Things:
The freight and logistics industry is also benefiting from the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. IoT technology is the network of connected physical objects through the use of cloud-based software, chips, GPS, sensors, and databases. These devices communicate across each other which allows for companies to track and monitor shipments in real-time, providing businesses with valuable insights about the location and condition of their goods. This can help businesses optimize their logistics operations and improve the reliability of their shipments.
Geolocation and GPS:
In addition, geolocation and GPS tracking technology are also major technologies that have significantly improved and changed logistics operations. We all already know how effective and important GPS is in our day-to-day lives, as it gives us directions and updates us on traffic accidents, delays, or faster routes. This technology is also used in the freight industry and is a major part of mobile applications, TMS, and the IoT. With this, businesses are able to monitor their shipments in real-time and plan optimized routes for drivers.
As we progress, technology advances more and more, which is why it is important to stay up to date on new technologies. At Knichel Logistics, we strive to give our customers the best service possible so this means we must ensure that we are upgrading our technology and keeping ourselves informed. In addition, we also want to help our customers navigate this changing landscape, therefore, we are dedicated to sharing and helping you understand all of the latest technology hitting the market.