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The Internet of Things is Driving Transportation in 2017

Outlook for Freight Brokers, 3PLs Strong Amid Change

The trucking and transportation industries are experiencing drastic makeovers – slightly behind schedule.

Even in today’s inter-connected age, the $700 billion trucking industry relies largely on old school paper and phoning processes to complete transactions. The Internet of Things is changing that.

IoT is a big Thing

2017 may prove to be the year trucking fully embraces the Internet of Things (IoT). An estimated 7 billion devices are currently connected to the internet worldwide, with that number expected to reach 20 billion by 2020.

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3 Major Challenges (And Tech Fixes) For Freight Brokers in 2017

Trucking is changing at a dizzying pace, and 2017 is sure to add more chaos and confusion. Automated trucks are on the horizon, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) will soon be the law (or perhaps not), and a wave of technology is disrupting transportation logistics in ways both positive and perplexing. The role of the Broker/Third party logistics provider (3PL) in today’s transportation landscape is in flux. But 98% of 3PLs agree improved data-driven decision-making is essential to long-term success (Source: Supply Chain Management Review).

Here are three major challenges Brokers still face these days, along with some tech fixes that can alleviate the pain.

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