As technology progresses, the truck terminal industry appears to follow suit. These terminals create an advanced ecosystem better for drivers, shipping companies, and carriers alike. However, the actual benefits of these terminals are only beginning to be recognized. With increased capacity, decreased wait times, and high-tech efficiency, it’s easy to see why more truckers are choosing these terminals over their analog counterparts. It’s time you caught up with current trends in this industry before your competitors do!
Best of all—the terminals themselves remain as green as ever! Get the intel on how these intelligent trucks will continue impacting the transport industry in future blog posts.
Trucking is a dirty, dangerous, and dusty business. With the rise of environmental awareness across the country, many companies are doing everything they can to limit their impact. One area of focus has been reducing idling emissions. For all the talk of fuel economy and cleaner engines, however, one noise seems to get overlooked: idling emissions. Even at idle, massive combustion engines produce smog-inducing particulates (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO) that can make an otherwise beautiful day disastrous for Logisly truck drivers and bystanders with serious health consequences. The damage from these chemicals has already been seen in cases of chronic asthma and heart disease among children.
To combat this, many cities have introduced truck-only lanes and designated idling areas that place these vehicles in a lower-impact area. These practices, however, can still be harmful to the human population if they are not properly maintained. In cities like New York and Boston, it has been reported that janitors hired by the government to sweep the streets have not been adequately equipped with protective gear and were still exposed to harmful levels of PM.
This is where intelligent trucks come into play. The technology employed within these trucks can optimize idling time by turning off when unnecessary and only activating when it needs to regulate engine temperature or prevent damage from cold-weather starting.