The process of shipping freight in Canada is done by transporting commodities by land, sea or air to another location. Most freight shipping is done by land in a full truckload, a partial or “less than truckload” known as LTL, or an intermodal.
Freight is described as goods that are shipped by land, air, or sea; shipping is defined as transport that is done by way of commercial trucks, railroad cars, and large container carrying ships.
There are many benefits to freight shipping in Canada and elsewhere. Freight shipping is essential to getting commodities and other supplies to a destination in a timely manner.
The advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and self-driving technologies is certain to have an impact on the shipping and logistics industries.
Several new technologies are on the edge of creating transformation in the freight shipping industries. These new technologies in shipping include autonomous freight trucking, connected cars, deliveries made by drones, crowd-sourced same-day shipments, machine learning techniques and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The transportation and logistics industries are preparing for a very exciting transformation and it is certain to have an impact all over the world.
The digital world is revolutionizing the technology of transportation and logistics. The way freight is shipped will totally transform the newest technologies and advancements.
Autonomous Freight Trucking
A company named “OTTO” has created a self-driving truck. This would allow the driver to take a nap while the truck “drives itself”, enabling 24/7 transport of goods. These self-driving trucks would also be more cost efficient because there would be less fuel waste due to less accelerating and braking.
Transport Drones and the Logistics industry
Transport drones are quickly becoming a widespread mode of delivering goods. However, it is still questionable whether or not the use of drone delivery is economical and cost effective. For instance, a drone currently is only capable of delivering one package at a time; once the delivery is made, the drone must return to home base to recharge before taking out another package for delivery. When this is compared to a UPS or another mode of freight delivery vehicle, it doesn’t seem to be worth it. A UPS delivery truck makes an average of 120 deliveries a day, making it the better option at this time.
When it comes to short-term deliveries, the use of drone delivery is very efficient. Amazon is already using drones to delivery many of their smaller packages to locations near the Amazon fulfillment centers. The object is to get products delivered to consumers in a faster, more efficient matter. If a consumer can order something on Amazon and get it delivered by drone within thirty minutes, the drone might win out over the old UPS standby mode of delivery–even if it costs more money to do so.
With all these new technologies and advancements to freight shipping and delivery services, the future is pretty exciting.