NEWS

April 27, 2016

NEW STANDARD-BEARERS

NEW STANDARD-BEARERS

Two weeks ago, Princeton Consulting’s Steve Sashihara discussed some of the major technology disruptors that came to light after surveying 267 trucking firms. He detailed some of the innovations as follows: Freight Uberization is the ‘Total or Partial disintermediation of freight brokers.’  Either: Existing transportation companies will automate one function after another in their existing business and freight flows, Or one or more technology companies will emerge with a system that will reduce the human capital requirements at legacy operating companies. While there is no question that a ground shipment has many nuances, the establishment of broad definitions and standards...

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April 11, 2016

CONFUSION, ANXIETY, & CLARITY

CONFUSION, ANXIETY, & CLARITY

History has shown that technological disruption comes with a reliable series of public reactions – first confusion, then anxiety, and finally clarity. We believe that the Hyliion solution is no different, and that we can learn from other disruptive trends along the supply chain. Imagine a few of the most newsworthy: Self-Driving Trucks: We are already beginning to see auto-piloted trucks on highways globally, and manufacturers are networking them all together in short-range ‘platoons’ for maximum fuel savings and safety. These initial tests are driving toward ‘National Highway Networkability’ which will ease congestion and speed deliveries nationwide. But prior to...

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