Over the next decade, the trucking industry in the United States is expected to grow by 21%.
Due to the pandemic, just in 2020 alone we’ve seen an exponential growth in e-commerce. People all over the world want goods quickly and without contact. With this growth comes the glaring need for mobile technology that keeps up and delivers results.
Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions and innovative technology that does just that.
It can be a daunting task to implement amongst the chaos of such a growth period. No longer are we seeing transportation and shipping companies send off a shipment and not hearing of its whereabouts again until the shipment has arrived at its final destination. Now we have visibility along every step of the journey and with additional data providing important insights. This visibility offers the transportation and shipping industry the opportunity to improve internal procedures, keep accurate records, and efficiently allows employees to quickly keep up with tasks. Digital transformation allows employees and drivers alike a break from manual data entry, keeping your workforce happy, more engaged, and in-turn can lead to less employee turnover.
According to the Logistics Management article Mobility: The Strongest Link in Connected Supply Chain,
“Right now, the key requirement for supply chain operations is real-time visibility into operations and systems that can provide insight into capacity constraints across all supply tiers. This is often easier said than done, but it’s something shippers should be striving for.” – David Krebs, Executive Vice President at VDC Research
Most business mobile providers provide fleet management and there are additional applications and softwares that can supplement anything lacking on the provider end. Fleet management through Verizon and AT&T offer vehicle location visibility, driver behavior tracking, asset tracking, field service management, compliance and ELD, secure end-to-end data transfer and more. With fleet management solutions, you’ll need an expert who can manage it efficiently while ordering additional devices such as cell phones and GPS devices and optimizing savings potential. The mass amounts of data are invaluable and require a certain level of security and the right internal operations to accurately report on and store that information.
Even if you already have fleet management or other forms of visibility in place, having the right partner to manage it may make all the difference.
Verify! has decades of experience in the mobile management industry. When you choose Verify! to manage your mobile transportation and shipping needs, you free up your internal staff to focus on their expertise while we deliver on ours.
The benefits of mobile in the logistics space are obvious, but come with a set of challenges including software and application cost, executing the roll out of this technology, and finding the right partner to manage these mobile solutions. Let us help. Start with an inventory of services with cost cutting recommendations and move into our uniquely successful managed service platform.