Is the Trucking Industry ready for 21st Century new technology? * USA
* DC - New technology is making many jobs easier
the PrePass System which helps truck drivers by-pass weight stations in 28 of the 50 United States. This system not only helps save time by the truck diver not having to wait in line, it also helps save fuel. According to PrePass, their system has saved well over $ 1 billion since it began in 1997... Another new technology that could vastly improve the trucking industry is the development and soon-produced hybrid vehicles. Since diesel costs continue to rise, have an alternative source of fuel is something truck drivers are interested in. However, the newer technology will not be here soon enough to keep some drivers from parking their rigs... Other forms of technology are also being implemented in trucks. New anti-lock brakes and collision avoidance technology have greatly affected safety. The biggest changes seen in the trucking industry are not seen directly in the rig itself. Information technology has allowed better communication with drivers and with the trucks themselves. Real-time tracking information is now available... Truck rigs have undergone technological updates, as well. They are now more ergonomic, the seats as well as the layout of the console, making it much more comfortable for a driver to spend countless hours on the road. The addition of global positioning systems (GPS) has also made the truck driver's life easier...
(Image: Navistar's Super Truck II, prototype) -- USA - Tech Featured - 15 Nov 2016