Internet-of-Things (IoT) has seen tremendous success in the transportation industry. The integration of tracking devices & sensors is transforming the way logistics and transportation companies operate. It helps them to map the most efficient routes and maximize fuel usage, and logistics companies track and trace their shipments in real time.
In this article, we’ll explore the use cases of how IoT helps the industry, potential drivers, benefits & more.
It wouldn’t surprise you to learn that the logistics & transportation industry has been using connected ecosystems since the emergence of the “Internet of Things.” The reason being connected ecosystems make it possible to track delivery vehicles and monitor the delivery process. It is while helping to ensure timely shipment to remote locations.
While the movement of goods from one point to another was the only goal of transportation & logistics companies then. However, increased competition and rising customer expectations have compelled the industry to focus on smart fleet management, real-time inventory tracking, faster deliveries, and flawless customer service.
Listed below are some of the key drivers of IoT for the logistics & transportation industry;
Being an essential part of modern-day fleet operations, IoT in logistics enables organizations to address some of their biggest challenges. And, if channeled correctly, it would reap the listed below benefits.
We can help you develop custom fleet management solutions with IoT capabilities that maximize efficiency.
As mentioned above, the use of IoT technology significantly impacts the connected ecosystem for the transportation sector. Listed below are some of the applications of how IoT is driving transformation across transportation supply chain processes, policies & procedures:
IoT is widely used in the transportation & logistics sector to minimize risks & costs while maximizing productivity & profits. We have experience providing custom software solutions to the logistics & SCM industry. We combine it with our Internet of Things development services to deliver technology solutions that meet the modern-day supply chain & logistics requirements.
If you have an IoT app idea to monitor and control your fleet vehicles remotely, our consultants and developers can help you build a custom solution. We use advanced connectivity technologies, IoT platforms, sensors, and supportive development frameworks & languages to successfully implement a connected ecosystem that drives the effective transformation of transportation processes.
Here’s how we helped a client leverage IoT capabilities to ensure compliance with fleet management regulations with live tracking of cargo & commercial drivers.
One of our clients – a US-based fleet management company- wanted to develop an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mobile app with IoT capabilities. It would help them; 1) adhere to stringent compliance requirements rolled out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 2) get visibility on their cargo & commercial drivers.
We developed a mobile app that interacts with IoT sensors installed on the vehicle to send the required data on driver & vehicle performance. It eliminated their paper records with digital Records of Hours of Service (HOS) and Duty Status (RODS) for all commercial drivers.
It resulted in the following:
IoT in the transport and logistics industry has revolutionized the sector by making real-time data available. And, when used effectively to drive decisions, businesses are witnessing productivity increase, improvements in resource management, cost reductions and safety improvements.
If you are looking to hire an experienced IoT development partner, Rishabh Software has the required talent and knowledge to help you transform your software application idea into reality.