Loading systems, be they automatic or manual, are central in the trucking and logistics industry. Therefore, should there be any trend that will change how the industry runs, it will also impact significantly on designing, manufacturing and even using loading systems. Learning such trends will give you the competitive advantage of knowing which loading systems will assure the highest returns. You also will learn, beforehand, how best to implement and use cargo skates and other new loading systems designed to match these trends.
So, here is more on the trends that are turning to be quite a game-changer in the trucking and logistics industry:
Increase in intra-regional truck trips
Intra-global truck trips are increasing over time. That, in effect, has encouraged intra-continental transactions, which has further facilitated the development of regional trucking standards. Among these standards include ways to handle consignments safely. And, top among that includes proper labelling, securing and loading. Thanks to these standards, manufacturers can now design and manufacture standard consignment handling and loading systems.
As an end user, you will benefit from the wide variety of brands from which to choose here. However, when doing so, it is crucial that you consider handling and loading system brands that have been an authority in the trucking and logistics industry over the years. You never will go wrong on that when looking for high-quality automatic or manual handling and loading systems.
Increase in last-mile trips
Urban deliveries have been increasing over the years, and that does not seem to plateau any time soon. Well, that has posted a fair share of challenges, especially in ensuring parcels reached the desired destinations. Nonetheless, these last-mile trips have provided the trucking and logistics industry numerous opportunities in developing loading and unloading solutions for small consignments. The industry has now had to shift its focus also to include inventory taking for each of these small consignments. That might seem like quite a long shot. But, logistics equipment manufacturers have been capitalising on manufacturing technology even to having systems from which you can run different operations.
Moreover, should you have an automatic loading system, you benefit from the safety of hands-off controls. You can start, end and change operations from a safe distance or remotely from your office. Most of these systems also do not require expert training to handle. But, every system has varying training requirements. So, inquire from your logistics equipment supplier about how much of training your logistics team will need for the particular un/loading equipment that you will purchase.
Last-mile and intra-global truck trips increasing in number has had and will keep having much influence on how the trucking and logistics industry redesign their solutions. To some extent, you will require modern systems, including cargo skates, pallet rollers, automatic trailer and container un/loading platforms. These, among other highly-engineering logistics equipment and systems, are central to ensuring you meet the demand for urban deliveries. And, that will mean the demand for having these systems to be highly-efficient will also increase. Your un/loading system manufacturer is already embracing this change. The big question is…are you?