Autonomous Trucks Must Pair With Supply Chain Automation

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The trucking and logistics industry has talked for years about how autonomous vehicles will be the solution to the driver shortage.

The technology has finally reached a point where that is looking more realistic, as level four autonomy – meaning fully autonomous operations but with a driver in the cab – is currently undergoing roadway testing in the Southwest corridor of the U.S.

However, before the industry arrives at a point where fully autonomous vehicles can operate effectively, there remains much work to be done. Supply chain automation technology is evolving rapidly, as many companies are seeing the efficiencies it helps create across different areas like back-office operations, warehouse management and bill of lading (BOL), among others.

And while many businesses in the industry are reluctant to adopt new technology, it can bring significant near-term efficiencies for freight and logistics handling. You can find the full article here.

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