The world of heavy haul shipping has seen significant advancements in technology over the years. The use of technology has made heavy haul shipping more efficient, safer, and faster. In this blog, we will explore the role of technology in heavy haul shipping and how it has transformed the industry.
- GPS and Route Planning
One of the most significant advancements in heavy haul shipping technology is the use of GPS and route planning software. Heavy haul carriers now have access to GPS-enabled devices and software that allow them to plan the most efficient routes for their shipments. This technology helps carriers avoid low bridges, overpasses, and weight restrictions on certain roads. It also helps carriers navigate around traffic congestion, reducing the time it takes to transport heavy equipment and machinery.
- Load Management Software
Load management software is another critical technology in heavy haul shipping. This software allows carriers to manage the weight distribution of the load and ensure that the load is balanced during transportation. Load management software also allows carriers to monitor the equipment and machinery during transport, ensuring that it is not being damaged or put under too much stress.
- Electronic Logging Devices
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all carriers to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track drivers’ hours of service. ELDs are electronic devices that are connected to the carrier’s vehicle and record driving hours, duty status, and other data. ELDs have made heavy haul shipping safer by reducing the risk of driver fatigue and ensuring that drivers are complying with the hours of service regulations.
Telematics technology is a critical tool in heavy haul shipping. Telematics technology involves the use of sensors and other devices to collect data about the vehicle, driver, and load. This data includes information about fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance needs, driver behavior, and load status. This technology allows carriers to monitor the status of the load during transportation and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the load is secure and not being damaged.
- Mobile Technology
Mobile technology has made heavy haul shipping more efficient and accessible. Carriers can now use mobile devices to track the status of their shipments, communicate with drivers and customers, and access important data. Mobile technology has made it easier for carriers to manage their fleets and respond quickly to any issues that may arise during transportation.
In conclusion, technology has transformed the heavy haul shipping industry. The use of GPS and route planning software, load management software, ELDs, telematics, and mobile technology has made heavy haul shipping more efficient, safer, and faster. At Rite Way Heavy Hauling division, we understand the importance of technology in heavy haul shipping. We use the latest technology to ensure that your heavy equipment and machinery are transported safely and efficiently. Contact us today to learn more about our heavy haul transportation services and how we can assist with your transportation needs.
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