The transport sector cannot be oblivious to technical and methodological advances, as well as to the changing tastes, interests, and needs of customers. Logistics evolves as technical developments appear and become common.
Introducing a new link in the chain affects the rest. What will the moves of the future be like? What can we expect from the freight transport of the next decades?
The new technology in logistics transport
What are amazing technical advances today will be fundamental parts of driving tomorrow. The logistics sector must introduce them, as well as to adapt to the changes that these technologies will induce. There are clear trends in the transport sector that are being incorporated into all the means involved (vehicles and machinery and logistics management systems). They are, in essence, fuel savings, reduced environmental impact, and the challenge of efficient service in an increasingly competitive environment.
First of all, sustainability.
The future of transport depends on committing to the future of energy and the environment. Vehicles consume less and less and emit fewer greenhouse gases. It won’t take long for freight fleets to be electric, greener, and cleaner, regardless of whether it is land, sea, or air transport.
The ecological call will be the model to follow, and everything will revolve around it. But there are other factors involved that will also alter the working environment of transport companies, in general, and removals, in particular.
The technology to come
The technological advances that are called to be common realities in the coming decades are related to massive interconnectivity, an expression of the IoT that turns each device into a node of an information network and data. The first generation of intelligent vehicles is already beginning to be seen on the roads, offering comfort and interesting functions to private users, but it will be in the professional field that they will be best used.
It’s easy to imagine: driverless trucks and vans (including boats and drones) are here, connected to each other and to the traffic network. But they are also connected to the road itself and the smart city, which will provide vehicles with information, instructions, and data in real-time. In short, logistics companies, such as removals, will have new management and administration solutions for our fleets.
Automation, remote control, and advances in stowage control (such as X-ray merchandise scanning) will allow cranes and machinery to be safer and to maximize both the space used in transport and the preservation of fragile goods.
The moves of the future are not that far.
The moving sector will go through a process of profound reform and professionalization. These advances mean greater efficiency, quality, and speed of service. More security for the merchandise and less physical effort for the workers. Everything results in more satisfied customers. In an activity as stressful as moving, that’s the best reward.