Trucking industry to change rapidly over the next 5 years: Technological innovations will soon revolutionize the industry | Rig Hauler

Trucking industry to change rapidly over the next 5 years: Technological innovations will soon revolutionize the industry

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Trucking industry to change rapidly over the next 5 years: Technological innovations will soon revolutionize the industry Photo Credit: Advancements in platooning technology will lead to greater fuel efficiency. (Photo: Navistar)

Today, the trucking industry is a lot different than how it was five decades ago. With rapid changes taking over the industry, trucking seems to be evolving at a fast pace and will continue doing so in the next five years. Some of the notable changes are the development of GPS technology, fleet management solutions, and self-driving trucks. Various technological innovations such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and material sciences among other things are impacting the trucking industry in a big way.
Within the next five years, there will be comprehensive software solutions that will allow advancements in platooning and in sensing and repairing engine defects. Going by this, very soon, repair shops will become obsolete.
Environment-friendly battery-powered engines will be widespread and so will the transition to zero emission systems.
Accidents will become negligible as autonomous trucks are expected to become fully functional within the next ten years.
Technology will change not only trucks but will also impact the cargo that is hauled.
Trucking will change from a product-based industry to a service-based industry.

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