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Artificial Intelligence in Trucking

by Nadia Brosious

Artificial Intelligence in Trucking

There’s never any shortage of talk about artificial intelligence revolutionizing industries. The freight trucking business is no different. While trucking will very likely never be 100% machine-operated, combining the human touch with the latest and greatest cutting-edge technology will take logistics, supply chains, and trucking to new heights and make shipping freight easier for shippers and drivers everywhere. We’re discussing artificial intelligence in trucking and how it’s enhancing the shipping industry now.

Humans and Artificial Intelligence

Of course, the drivers are the most important part of the trucking industry. They’re not going anywhere, especially with autonomous trucking still in its infancy. So, what exactly can the role of artificial intelligence play in trucking? AI poses a great opportunity for improving the work-life balance and overall health of truckers on the road, and it can help set a precedent for safe, efficient driving practices in the future.

Electronic logging devices, or ELDs, track the behaviors and times a driver allocates to everything. From sleep hours to refueling time to the number of hours spent on the road. ELDs are meant to ensure safety on the road for drivers and their surroundings and make sure drivers aren’t overworking while on the road. AI also makes it possible to gather analytics about driver behavior and common causes of accidents, which in turn leads to better training and education for both current and upcoming drivers.

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