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The 3 Biggest Changes to Revolutionize Trucking

Written by Miranda Pennington

The waves of innovation hitting every industry on the planet certainly aren’t missing truckers on the road—check out these changes rounded up by the experts at EveryTruckJob.com and make sure you and your rig aren’t falling behind the times!

1. Going Mobile

New apps for hourly driving logs, route mapping, inventory tracking, and dispatcher communication make being on the road more streamlined and connected than ever. Going paperless (or reducing the amount of physical documents you need) by fitting your paperwork on a device in your pocket will save you time, make record-keeping tidier, and keep your supervisor in the loops.

2. Anti-Collision Software

This may not be as easy to put on your truck as downloading a tracker from the app store, but new software (like Bendix Wingman) that alerts drivers to a potential collision is saving lives, keeping insurance costs down, and reducing repairs. Routes are becoming safer and faster, each and every day.

3. Integration of Social Media

Drivers now have an opportunity to check in with family and friends, notify other drivers about traffic accidents, or give delivery updates on the fly thanks to social media integration. You can use Twitter to pass on safety alerts, share food or mechanic recommendations, or even connect with prospective clients! Just make sure you’re not tweeting and driving—no RT is that important.

A tech-savvy driver can be an indispensable asset for any company trying to keep up with the speedy pace of the technological revolution. Stay on top of the resources available to you in the era of smart technology and you’ll have a competitive edge that’s hard to beat!

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About the author

Miranda Pennington

Miranda K. Pennington is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared on The Toast, The American Scholar, and the Ploughshares Writing Blog. She currently teaches creative nonfiction for Uptown Stories, a Morningside Heights nonprofit organization. She has an MFA from Columbia University, where she has also taught in the University Writing program and consulted in the Writing Center.