Few industries are as challenging as transportation. It is a vital activity for other sectors and relies on a series of management decisions that are time and resource consuming for many companies. How can a company leverage technology and improve these services while assuring drivers’ safety and the productivity of vehicles?
John Zubak and Dan De Palma (VP, Streamline Transportation Technologies), have a conversation about the current obstacles and opportunities in transportation management and the future of the industry.
In June 2021, the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate will require all transportation companies to ensure appropriate working conditions for drivers by creating a log of hours and providing operation data on the vehicle. John and Dan discuss the ramifications and advantages of having this resource on the fleet to protect drivers from fatigue and engines from failing at critical times.
The conversation touches on where advances such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are moving monitoring activities now. More importantly is how much more sophisticated and omnipresent they will be, and the achievements that stem from their successful implementation and management.
In the not-so-distant future, autonomous vehicles are also on Dan’s radar. Although the technology still raises timeline and implementation questions, he shows why it is essential to keep an eye on it while working with current tech advances to prepare for its’ arrival.
Another important takeaway from the conversation is the COVID-19 scenario. We’ve been talking to business leaders from all sectors, and Dan brings the point of view for transportation services, and how going paperless became even more urgent.
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