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Impact Of IoT On The Trucking Industry

In order to remain competitive in the trucking industry, you should seriously think of using the available technologies for efficiency. Figure out which of your trucks are loaded, how long it takes for them to be loaded and unloaded, exactly where your trucks are, and the most efficient route to take.

These are just some of the aspects you need to know on a daily basis to efficiently run the tracking business. All these things and so much more information can be easily accessible to you through the help of IoT or the Internet of Things. 

How IoT Helps The Trucking Industry

The IoT can be used to connect things such as sensors, GPS receivers, electronic monitors, RFID systems, cameras, and many others to a network of devices that can collect, compile and present the data. This makes it much easier to manage what goes on in the trucking business. Data can be fed through the network and you can easily check the reports on your computer or phone. To help you better understand, here are more specific ways of what the IoT can do for the trucking industry:

Real-time monitoring

When you need to know whether your trucks can make it in time for the agreed delivery or you simply want to locate them, the IoT helps you find your trucks easily. You can monitor them by knowing their location, their route, the traffic situation on their location as well as the condition of the load they are carrying. 

With real-time monitoring, you’ll be able to provide better services because clients who might want to follow you up about their goods can be immediately updated. Plus, even with the absence of the clients, you can assess if the process is going smoothly.

Better Management Of Inventory

Your trucks aren’t the only ones that you can monitor through the IoT. You can also use various apps and devices to better monitor the inventory. With this, warehouse performance is improved and can also be somewhat automized. 

Improved Safety And Security

Truckers also work at night and some might prefer it because there is less traffic. To ensure better safety of your drivers and better security of the goods you carry plus your truck as well, the IoT can be used. Use it to connect the sensors and cameras to detect various situations. It can also be used to give alerts about maintenance procedures that are due as well as refueling spots. 

Easy Compliance With The Rules

There are regulations regarding the driving hours that drivers should have within the day. Truck drivers will usually use logbooks to keep a record but it can be easily done with IoT. Devices that automatically logs the driver’s working hours and activities can be connected to the IoT. This helps provide a more accurate record, which is required by the law.

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Retiring As A Truck Driver

Being a truck driver is a great profession. It’s like I get paid to travel for a living, and there’s alot of follow truckers I meet every day that feel the same way.

While it’s not for everyone, some people even choose to be a truck driver as a second career after retiring from their first careers.

At some point there will come a time when your days as a truck driver are up. While I’ve got a few more years behind the wheel, many long haulers are asking themselves at what age to retire and what do I need to be ready to make the switch.

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Effect Of Diesel Quality To A Trucking Business

The trucking business is constantly evolving to keep up with the times. However, one of the things that many business owners or fleet manager neglect is the fuel that keeps the trucking business running.

It is rare for people to talk about the diesel fuel they use for their trucks because of the many different aspects involved in the industry. Most of the time, people think that diesel is just diesel.

However, a change of mindset should be made. Diesel isn’t just diesel. There are different considerations that trucking business owners and fleet managers should also take note of. It is time to look closer at the diesel fuel formulation and consider the diesel fuel supplier because these can have a great impact on your trucking business.

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Starting Small With Your Trucking Business

Many people aim to be able to build a thriving business for their own. If a trucking business is on your mind, then you should be prepared to take the leap and get into the trucking industry. Starting your own trucking business now is a great idea because the trucking industry is getting better and better. The demand for products and for moving freight is high, even in this digital world.

It’s true that there are other larger trucking companies that have an impressive fleet of trucks in the thousands. However, smaller trucking companies also make up a huge percentage of the trucking industry. Most of these small trucking companies only have a handful of trucks for their service. There is certainly room for more trucking companies such as the one you are going to start.

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Benefits Of Using GPS Trackers On Trucks

In my 15 years in the business I am continually amazed at the pace in change of the trucking and transport industry.  While some of the change can be attributed to legislation, most

As technology continues to develop, the trucking industry also tries to cope. Today we have several technological tools and equipment that generally improves the trucking industry. One of them is the use of GPS or Global Positioning System.


hurricane vs trucks

A Trucker’s Guide To Preparing For Hurricanes

It’s hurricane season again, and as a truck driver you know what that means:  white knuckle driving in high winds and schedule delays.

For big rig operators carrying LTL or lighter loads your trailer and rig can get pushed like a sailboat in a storm.

Even with full loads and heavy trucks, these are still no match to the wrath of such strong forces of nature and the best way to stay safe in this kind of situation is to prepare.



Keeping Up With The Trucking Industry Trends

In order to stay afloat, all trucking companies regardless of size should learn to cope with the current industry trends. It’s a competitive world out there and you need to learn how to keep up with the demands of customers or you’ll lose them.

Even if you’ve been in the business for quite a long time, there are still things you can change for the better. Here, I will share with you some of my discoveries on what you should do to your trucking business.


Team Driving on the open road

Team Driving: Great for Some, Hell for Others

Hello again – it’s Ryan and I’m finally back after 3 months of paperwork requests, delays, and hard work negotiating with my bank, I finally have the permits and funding in place to start my own logistics and trucking company!

Thanks to everyone for their help and support!

While I’ll have another post on this process later this year, I did want to spend some time on an aspect of my career when I was first beginning in the trucking biz.