The advancement of current technology and completely new inventions regularly change every industry, but trucking is one area that has received a dramatic overhaul over the last decade. There are countless ways in which new technology is shaping the future of the trucking industry, but today we’re going to look at a few of the biggest advancements in recent years.
Almost every piece of technology today can improve once it leaves the factory, and truck engines are no exception. Thanks to software updates, engines can be recalibrated and improved at a moment’s notice. But that’s not all. Soon engines will be able to be reprogrammed over-the-air, which could better calibrate an engine for a specific type of terrain on the fly.
Keeping track of potential issues with any truck is also easier thanks to remote diagnostic systems. Health reports can be quickly created that analyze just about every aspect of a truck, allowing potential problems to be easily identified before they become larger issues. Truck health reports should cut down on repair time and costs in the future.
Identify maintenance issues isn’t the only benefit of analyzing vehicle data. It can also reveal ways in which a truck or driver is cutting down on fuel efficiency. For example, data can track whether a certain driver is braking or accelerating very quickly, which can waste fuel. This driver can be informed of the issue and further data can track whether or not they are changing the way they drive.
These are just a few of the many ways in which technology has changed and continues to change the trucking industry, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.