Technology and The Trucking Industry

Technology continues to change the world we live in and continues to make inventive steps in every industry, and this includes the trucking industry. Companies that offer long-haul trucking services are seeing an increase in their dependency on digital technology. Digital technology is changing the way long-haul services operate their business. With the arrival of independent trucking and a continued threat of driver scarcity ahead, the trucking industry will see a significant number of changes coming in all directions.

Since we have not fully reached the point of digitized trucking, the trucking and logistics industries still have time to make changes and prepare for the dramatic movements that are expected in the future. Parts of the shift are already taking place due to multiple global trends that are making changes to the trucking industry.

Tech trends in the trucking industry are developing at a faster pace and they are becoming one of our new habits. Technology and innovation are helping to effectively streamline the entire shipping process, and this will include cutting down costs and saving time. Some trucking companies are even forming partnerships with tech companies to improve the overall operations. The upcoming transformation in the trucking industry will not only want to provide benefits to truckers but also leave a lasting impact on the economy as a whole.

Here are some of the trends in technology that are pushing the trucking industry ahead:

  • self-driving big rigs
  • fleet tracking
  • electronic logging devices

The new digitally integrated trucking industry will continue to see major differences now and in the future. Trucking companies should remain on top of the changes and anticipate how all the changes can occur in real time. The new digital landscape is about more than just software and warehouse visibility. All trucking companies should be able to put the puzzle pieces together and make the necessary changes to their business operations.

Some of the dramatic shifts and movements will take place in the commercial or owner operator truck insurance aspect. At J.E.B. Insurance Services, LLC, we work hard to provide high-quality insurance for the transportation industry. We strive to provide unparalleled service to all our customers and potential customers.

If you need truck insurance quotes, high-quality customer service, and information on coverage changes, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

David Ott

David Ott