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.