How IoT is Revolutionizing Transport Management

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, October 14, 2019

The incorporation of IoT technology in transport management has enabled organizations to witness higher levels of productivity and efficiency.

FREMONT, CA: Transport management plays a critical role in the productivity of organizations in the logistics sector. The incorporation of the Internet of things (IoT) in the industry has empowered them to overcome the challenges involved in fuel, labor, traffic, and compliance. It has offered greater visibility into personnel, transactions, and equipment, enhancing the efficiency of operations.

The investment in the IoT by the transportation industry has witnessed a significant rise since the year 2016. The adoption of IoT-based smart transportation has revolutionized the trucking industry, bringing better connectivity and visibility. It has enabled organizations to enhance road safety and adhere to the regulations.

Tech providers are developing robust IoT solutions designed to boost speed, productivity, and profitability in the logistics sector. The IoT devices will be integrated into a centralized cloud network, which enables the organizations to gather critical data and produce insights. It allows real-time tracking of the vehicle, enabling accurate prediction of its time of arrival.

IoT solutions designed for transport management regularly sends tracking data to the centralized system, and also to a mobile device used by the operators. The seamless re-routing features and real-time tracking allow the customers to make alternate arrangements whenever necessary. The highly integrated and streamlined transport management solutions have enabled the logistics organizations to connect the in-vehicle sensors and digital devices through a centralized network. The sensors installed in vehicles continuously capture and process data, empowering organizations to take prompt actions.

The versatility offered by the technology has enabled organizations to customize their use cases, leveraging sensors, and RFIDs to transmit important information and store it in the cloud. The end to end visibility offered by the IoT for transportation businesses has enabled them to reach higher levels of viability.

The all-round visibility empowers organizations to make end-to-end improvements, eliminating delays through effective and timely decisions and faster detection of issues. IoT provides robust line of sight into equipment, inventory, and process. Mobile devices are replacing conventional work orders, allowing technicians to optimize time and enhance data accuracy. Enterprise can leverage the connectivity to effectively capture, share, and manage the data from their moving assets. It will not only facilitate the precise allocation of time but will also improve the overall performance and customer service.

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