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November 25, 2020

Major Motion Logistics Explains How Technology Has Impacted the Freighting Industry



It is fair to say that technology has helped the freighting industry operate efficiently. And while not all the new technological advances were embraced enthusiastically by the industry, there’s no denying that technology is at the heart of day-to-day operations.



Major Motion Logistics, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, was founded by Cesar Lopez Sr., Cesar Lopez Jr., and Angel Lopez. With over 50 years of experience, their equipment includes 10-wheel dump trucks, belly dumps, end dumps, pneumatic trailers, and flatbeds. Their trucking services include dry bulk hauling, front end loaders, water trucks, load up debris, removal of landscape material, the cleaning of mud ponds, sandpits, and the excavation of gravel and dirt pits.

Automated Trucks

Material trucking has been an important part of the freight industry. So, when automation was introduced to the trucking industry, it was first received with skepticism. But the advantages of having automated trucks have made them a lucrative option for material trucking companies such as Major Motion Logistics. With its focus on moving sand, gravel, fill dirt, and all types of rubble, the company relies on the latest cutting-edge technology to deliver satisfying results to its customers. Even technology is helping its 10-wheel dump trucks, not just in scheduling and making sure the projects stay on track, but also in communicating in real-time with the crew to avoid delays and solve issues on the fly.

Trucking and the Internet of Things

When people talk about the internet of things (IoT), sometimes it’s hard to associate that with the trucking industry. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. IoT is deeply rooted in the core operations of the freight industry, from the way data is collected and analyzed to how projects are managed. This couldn’t be more obvious than in the way Major Motion Logistics handles a large-scale project. There’s a lot of information that needs to be gathered. This in effect requires allocating the right amount of resources to handle such a large project. That’s where IoT and technology, in general, come in. From tracking progress to searching for the best routes to avoid traffic congestion, technology ensures the success of the project.

Major Motion Logistics on Technology and Processing Systems

There’s no doubt that processing orders and handling the logistics of every project are some of the most challenging and error-prone aspects of running any business. But in the material trucking industry, a small error could lead to major consequences. That’s because of the nature of the business itself that deals with debris and other materials. This calls for processing systems that can process the data, crunch the numbers, and suggest the best course of action for each project.

From excavation work to filling dirt and removing landscape materials, there’s always a need for technology to handle such large operations and reduce the chances of costly errors and delays. This is why more material trucking companies are considering technological advances, not as a challenge, but as an asset to the business that cuts down costs and improves their success track record.



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