Imroj Singh Discusses The 6 Latest Trends In The Freight Industry

Imroj Singh Discusses The 6 Latest Trends In The Freight Industry

Latest Trends In The Freight Industry: Key Things To Consider

Applying Software as a Service (SaaS) in daily operations

Are you still using logbooks, datasheets, and any other manual tool? Perhaps it is time to migrate to curtailed software for freight companies. With the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS), you can shop around various content management, customer management, tracking devices, and other applications that can help improve how you run your business.

  • Integration: Is the software integrated to some features you need, such as GPS, client communication, or real-time data updates from other analytics programs? Look into the type of integration from your choices and see which ones are more comprehensive.
  • Pricing: How much are you willing to spend for your SaaS? If the convenience and pricing of the program outweigh the former expenses from your conventional tools, then it is worth the big jump.
  • Interface: Another factor that you should highly recommend is the type of interface your operations team needs. A mobile-friendly, robust, and intuitive program are general qualities of a good SaaS.

Increased mobility

One of the biggest trends in 2021 and beyond are increased mobility for freight companies. Some businesses now offer Mobility as a Service (MaaS), which are streamlined forwarding services with lesser checkpoints and an increased direct transport.

  • Ticketless transactions: Stops for receiving tickets can be time-consuming. When information about valid transportation is received from the starting point towards the destination, the forwarding process will be easier.
  • Mobility hubs: There will be specific routes and pathways only meant for a limited type of transportation. For example, small types of cargo, documents, or perishable goods will have their own mobility hubs.

Self-driving vehicles

Imroj Singh Discusses Self-driving vehicles

Blockchain in transportation

Transparency is vital in many industries, including those who own freight companies. With the power of blockchain, there is increased accountability in every transaction including:

  • Buying and selling transportation vehicles: Having a record of all the people who purchased the vehicle, including details and reasons for selling are great ways to conclude if it is a good purchase.
  • Shipping details: Never get confused tracking a lost package — with blockchain technology, it is possible to keep track of where your parcel is from all angles from start to finish.
  • Shipment costs: Using tech sensors powered through blockchain can help accurately determine the volume or weight of items, avoiding losses from incorrect calculations.

Delivery reach

Over the last decade, there are still underserved areas throughout the country where freight companies cannot reach.

Delivering through drones

Technology is always finding ways not just to innovate but to automate. Drone deliveries now exist in some areas where there’s sparse infrastructure, but more of these will exist in the future.

Moving Forward To The Future

What’s the best innovation you can apply for your freight company? With these trends, you can stay on top of the best practices you can gradually apply for success.

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Imroj Singh

Imroj Singh

Director of Operations, Golden Mile Enterprises, Inc.