Recent advancements in technology are modernizing industries across the world. Thanks to the innovation and expansion of telematics, the transport and logistics industry has reached new levels of efficiency and sophistication. What is telematics? Essentially, it is the use of technology to gather and analyze real-time data related to transportation productivity.
How does it work? Put simply, a GPS enabled device — known as a BlackBox — collects data on crucial metrics, including speed, fuel usage, engine load, driver behavior, and so on. Once collected, the data is processed and transmitted to an external server, platform, or software in real-time. Certain users and operational heads can then access this data to track the various vehicle metrics and draw actionable insights.
Utilized in many capacities, telematics has led to a wide range of improvements in freight transportation and fleet management. For instance, whole fleets of trucks benefit from enhanced adaptability and response through streamlined route planning. Another advantage is monitoring fuel consumption. By analyzing driver habits as well as vehicle wear and tear, steps may then be taken to reduce usage, therefore, lowering expenses and protecting the environment.
How else is telematics improving freight transportation? Check out the accompanying resource from Track Your Truck to learn more!
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