The trucking industry could always stand to be safer and more efficient. Advancing available technology to drivers could aid in keeping the roads safe, providing comfort during long hauls, and making sure business keeps moving forward.
Here’s a closer look at why technology is a smart investment for the trucking industry:
Truck driver fatigue is a serious issue in the industry—and it doesn’t just affect employees and the business—it puts other drivers and motorists in serious danger. Collision avoidance systems, proximity detectors, cameras and other safety techniques can reduce the risk of collisions with other vehicles, structures, or people on the road. Today, there are a wide range of safety features and equipment that can prevent accidents and save lives. At Continental Express, we have adapted artificial intelligence (AI) cameras systems to help the driver with alerts.
GPS systems help long-distance drivers figure out where they need to go without stressing out, and modern devices allow for better communication between drivers and dispatchers. Regardless of industry, keeping up with the latest trends in technology can give your business an edge.
Aside from improving safety and efficiency, technology can help workers in the trucking industry in a few simple ways. A complete dispatching app/platform can keep drivers connected with family and friends while on the road. Even Bluetooth headsets allow drivers to talk to their families while they’re away for long periods of time.
Technology has integrated itself into every household and industry. At Continental Express we pride ourselves on continuously “driving the future”. That is why we have create our own CE-Go app to ensure communication from beginning to the end of each load. In addition, the app offers expert navigation, easy HOS/ELD management and other driving tools. The in-house built technology strides to improve overall our drivers’ safety, efficiency and comfort.