The trucking world is seeing a wave of technological change as mobile technology continues to evolve. No matter which way you look at it—from the fleet, driver or customer’s perspective—mobile devices guarantee ease of access and facilitate faster information transfer. Here’s a look at just how mobile technology is changing the nature of trucking.
New mobile technology and apps give fleets flexible and convenient access to data, including fuel consumption, driver behavior, traffic conditions, weather forecasts, and even real-time trailer connect and disconnect events. With this actionable intelligence from the field, fleets can make effective business decisions with confidence.
With all the mobile technology available today, drivers need to remember that these advancements can cause distraction. Drivers should never operate any mobile device (phone, tablet, or computer) while their truck is moving. Take advantage of these services on downtime or idle time.
Quicker Document Submission
One prominent mobile technology that’s taking the trucking world by storm is TripPak MOBILE™ scanning. This solution enables drivers to update trip status, confirm pick-up and delivery, and submit trip documents—all using their smartphone or other mobile device. Drivers love TripPak MOBILE scanning because it speeds up the payment process, saves time, and prevents out-of-route miles. Fleets love this solution because they can rest assured they will receive high-quality documents. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Comply or Fall Behind
Carriers have options when it comes to mobile technology, and the reality is mobile is here to stay. Physical paperwork and pencil scratching are things of the past; the Internet and mobile apps are today’s tools for getting things done.
For more information about TripPak MOBILE scanning and how mobile technology is changing the face of trucking, please visit the TripPak website.