Emerging Technologies in the Logistics Industry

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There are many changes happening in the logistics industry today. With some of the changes that are coming in the future, companies must start preparing for the future of logistics. Some of the biggest innovations include things like driverless trucks and automation in warehouses. Here are some ways that companies can start to prepare for these changes.

Driverless Trucks

Without a doubt, one of the biggest innovations coming to the logistics industry is the rise of driverless cars and trucks. This technology has huge implications for the industry in general. One of the biggest issues in the industry today is that many companies cannot properly staff their trucks. If every trucking company had driverless trucks, the overall profitability of their business would increase dramatically. The technology for driverless vehicles is still being worked out, but this is something every logistics company will have to deal with in the future.


Many people fear automation in any industry. However, automation helps companies provide goods or services more efficiently. From a logistics perspective, warehouses will benefit the most from increased automation. Working in a warehouse is tough, and injuries occur every year. Many companies would rather spend more money in the beginning on robots and automation to reduce the cost of labor and safety accidents in the future. Companies must decide how much automation they want to use in their business going forward.

Next Steps

The logistics and supply chain industry is changing rapidly. With some of the emerging technologies coming in the future, companies must take steps today to prepare for the changes. Our company can help with this process with our experience in the field. 

Chadwick Heard

Written by Chadwick Heard

Brand Strategist| Technology Enthusiast| Logistics Professional