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  • Business, Technology, Tips, Transportation, Trucking Comments Off on Technology Advances That Changed The Logistics Industry

    People are accustomed to everything being online and can be accessed immediately. They can easily get a quote for flatbed trucking to transport heavy construction materials. Previously, they have to book shipments and receive an estimated date of delivery but without the capability to track the shipment. With the evolution of technology, the way that the logistics industry works has changed.

    Internet and software advances have allowed clients to track their shipments 24/7 from the comfort of their homes. A shipment tracking system features shipment notification and messages, customizable reporting and customer accounts with information specific to the cargo that is destined to them. The system improves customer satisfaction and saves time and money for the logistics company, as well.

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is opening many opportunities for the supply chain. Sensors are installed in cabs, cargo ships, trains, etc and connected to an alarm system for monitoring and tracking. The sensors reduce costs and delays because they transmit valuable information to the crew for more accurate in-transit visibility.

    The logistics industry has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for years to track inventory. A tag or sensor is placed on the product. Radio waves are sent out by the sensor which can be received and assessed by the logistics company. The superior speed of information delivery and data processing through RFID’s makes them a better technology compared to barcodes. Today, many companies are using RFID tags in their warehouses to easily monitor containers.

    Almost everyone uses GPS on their vehicles and cell phones to assist them with navigation. The accuracy of GPS has drastically improved through the years to benefit the supply chain. Customers can track the truck’s location with access to traffic data. Customer satisfaction is enhanced because companies can communicate with their clients and provide urgent information. Any concern is immediately resolved.

    You can request a quote for flatbed trucking for your equipment and materials. Your freight is guaranteed to be delivered on time with top-of-the-industry equipment, specialized professional expertise and white-glove level service. You can benefit immensely from the latest technologies the company applies to ensure efficiency and competitiveness.

  • Business, Market, Tips, Transportation, Trucking Comments Off on Impact Of Technology On Trucking Businesses

    It cannot be denied that tech innovations have made a great impact on the trucking industry. Due to the huge amount of data that is created by sensors and tracking devices, trucking and logistics businesses have been encouraged to upgrade their technology to keep up with the competition. Since technology plays a huge role in anticipating the current situation of trucking and what will happen in the future, more and more stakeholders are into new technological developments.

     

    • Technology can leverage data. Software products and systems have the ability to run daily operations of Titan Transline and other trucking companies where a huge amount of data is generated and stored. Examples of these are transportation management and asset and fleet management systems. While the old systems can still store data, new technological developments allow users to access raw data for further processing.

     

    • Machine learning is possible. While you can train a machine so it can deal with mundane tasks that people work on, the training still needs access to an immense amount of data. Because of technological updates, reams of data are already available and can be accessed easily. This has become a potential start for trucking companies to operate tasks and avoid issues. Machines can send automated decision-making capabilities to the allocation of drivers, breakdown, etc. There is also a chatbot where customer service can be improved through data analysis from TMS and GPS.

     

    • Technology also does cloud computing. When planning to embark on a new technological initiative, among the biggest challenges that small and mid-size businesses experience are cutting-edge technology and infrastructure access. But since the discovery of cloud computing, these challenges have become accessible and less costly. This has been a great advantage to business people as it can reduce the expenses of infrastructure and computing power.

    To find more innovations of technology that uplift the trucking industry, you may check out Titan Transline and other popular trucking companies. Learning about their services will also give you a broader understanding on how technological innovations and development have become useful for trucking businesses to ship goods from one place to another.

  • Business, News, Service, Transportation Comments Off on Accenture Highlights The Importance Of Logistics Embracing Technology

    Industry 4.0 has been changing how industries across the world operate, and the field of logistics is no exception. It’s changing how companies operate, how they keep track of freights, how transparent they are, and they go about tradeshow logistics, among other things.

    Multi professional services company Accenture recently released a study that highlights how important it is for traditional freight and logistics companies to stay up to date with the latest developments in technology, or end up obsolete. A familiar story that a lot of people have heard by now; it is, after all, the usual story of technology.

    According to Accenture’s paper, if logistics companies persist on sticking to the old ways, they’ll not only lose competitiveness, but value, while embracing digital technologies and new digital business models, they can greatly improve their competitiveness. The company’s estimate states that doing so would boost company earnings before interest and taxes by about 13% annually.

    That’s a bold statement to make, but given that their company’s reputation is at stake if they get it wrong, it’s probably a good indicator of how useful the latest developments for the logistics industry; how they go about tradeshow logistics and freights, and the like.

    Accenture listed down the key technologies that they feel are the particularly disruptive to the logistics industry.

    Robotics

    Accenture predicted that robotics process automation (RPA) will boost automation in the logistics industry to near full, especially in the planning and customer invoice processes.

    3D printing

    3D printing has been changing how manufacturing proceeds, boosting decentralization of finished goods. For logistics, it’s no different; it also allows for an increase for additional value chain activities, while boosting transport volume.

    Blockchain

    Blockchain allows for increase data distribution, as well as validation technology, which helps greatly with transparency and shipment visibility. With the demand for increasing transparency, companies need ways to garner trust with the company.

    Digital platforms

    Digital platforms are all about allowing for greater clarity and optimization in the logistics industry. If you’re paying attention, clarity and transparency got repeated mentions; they’re in demand now more than ever. As such, any digital platform service that can reliably provide a logistics company improved transparency, and efficiency, is worthwhile.

  • Business, Transportation Comments Off on Is It The Last Moto Guzzi Rally For Fordingbridge?

    Though still unsure, the latest Moto Guzzi GB rally for bank holiday meeting could be the last time that residents will be able to witness the bikers parade through Fordingbridge.

    It has been a tradition for over ten years that bikes participating in the International V-Twin Motorbike Rally will come together for the procession they performed on the High Street. The procession has lines of around 5 rows deep because of the number of visitors as well as residents who are waiting to witness the spectacle.

    There are rumours going around that many fears that the yearly event will be the last to be held in Fordingbridge because there has been an increase to the costs incurred during the staging of the said event. The high cost has an effect to the number of member attending but members are not willing to pay more than what they are paying.

    According to the secretary of the club, Serena Powis, she is saddened by the idea that the rally will no longer be celebrated in Fordingbridge.

    On a statement coming from the Mayor of Fordingbridge, Malcolm Connolly, he is willing to do everything necessary to make sure that Moto Guzzi continues to have their rally in their town. With this, he is calling a meeting along with the town council members and the executive committee of Moto Gucci before November ends.

    The mayor added that the rally conducted by the Moto Gucci is an event that the town is always looking forward as a host in their annual event. Furthermore, he considers it a fantastic event and it would be sad news if the one they held last week will be the last ever. There are many rumours that are going around that 2016 is the final year for the yearly rally but nothing is concrete as of the moment. They are hoping to reach some kind of negotiation.

    Mr. Connolly shared the reasons why this year’s event in Fordingbridge could be the last year. One of them is that members are not willing to spend more money for the rally.

    The club of Moto Guzzi GB was founded in 1976 by a small group consisting only of 40 bike enthusiasts.

     

  • Transportation Comments Off on History Of The Rail Transport

    The way of transporting passengers and goods are unimaginable without trains. Such very important visibility in history started over 200 years ago.

    The wagonways

    It started 2000 years ago in the ancient civilizations of Babylon, Greece and Egypt. The transport of people or goods that time was through carts pulled by bulls or horses. The engineers were fast to determine how animals spent lesser energy when traversing on a predetermined path. They built roads having pre-built constraints good for wheels.

    These were the first railway tracks. Their archaeological remains can still be seen in Greece and Italy. The most famous wagonways are found in Greece at the Isthmus of Corinth.

    The use of these wagonways were stopped temporarily after the Roman Empire fell. They only returned after the increased trading and industrial efforts during the European Renaissance.

    Steam engines

    During the 18th century, simple railway networks were visible in mines across Great Britain. It was not until 1774 that changes to the transport came with James Watt’s stationary steam engines.

    When his patent lapsed in 1800, investors started improving his design. The most notable one is the non-condensing pressure chambers enabling the conversion of steam power to mechanical energy.

    The first steam engines traversed in primitive tracks during 1804. Although Matthew Murray showcased his locomotive prior to Richard Trevithick’s, the latter received more attention. Trevithick’s “Penydarren” locomotive pulled 25 tons in weight and 70 people on its first ride.

    Train networks

    The commercial presence of train networks began in the late 1820s with George Stephenson’s “Rocket”. His “Rocket” won a competition which showed the world how steam trains have a great future.

    Designs of similar locomotives then reached the US.

    Intercity railway tracks and tunnels

    After the first few decades of work done publicly, London’s engineers formulated plans for intercity railway tracks as well as underground tunnels.

    The famous “London Underground” started work in 1863. It grew until 1890 when London started using electrical engines. This marked the start of an era for urban rapid transit systems. Underground Metros began to appear worldwide too.

    Modern times

    For a person living in New York commuting to work or for a tourist in a train from Hanoi to Sapa in Vietnam, trains have become an essential part of the modern world. Cities cannot live without the metro systems or industrial trains that carry people or goods across towns, countries or continents.