Freight Logistics

The Ultimate Ground Transportation Solution

Here is a distressing fact: on average, a traffic accident occurs every 5.4 seconds in the United States. That’s over 5.7 million per year. Weather related traffic accidents occur nearly every 26.3 seconds, comprising roughly 22% of all vehicle crashes. Hence, traffic accidents are an unfortunate occurrence. Included in the possibility of having one of your company’s drivers involved in a traffic accident, there are the indirect costs associated with these events such as inefficient asset utilization and service delays. Thus, taking weather, traffic, and road conditions into consideration when planning delivery times and routes can be a difficult, but necessary task.

Ground Transportation Questions and Solution

What can help to avoid traffic delays? What can logistics business leaders, dispatchers, and drivers do to save precious time and lower fuel costs? How can stress levels can be lowered for freight, logistics, and delivery team members? What can be done to improve the expectations of customers who rely on ground shipments, deliveries, and ground transportation services? The answers to all of these questions is found in one solution: Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation from The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation

Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation is a SaaS and combines real-time traffic information with continually updated weather and road condition data to increase overall freight, logistic, and deliver service efficacy.

For those directing a company’s efforts in getting people or products from one point to another safely and on-time, clear skies, calm winds, and unobstructed roadways are much appreciated. However, these very same people have to expect and plan for inclement weather and traffic incidents that disrupt their company’s freight, logistics, or delivery responsibilities. This solution seamlessly and intuitively delivers the best available weather, traffic, and road condition data to help formulate those plans.

The Benefits

Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation has many possible benefits, including:

  • Improve the safety of your company’s drivers.
  • Boost on-time performance.
  • Avoid traffic incidents in all geographies.
  • Improve fixed asset utilization.
  • Elevate workforce productivity.
  • Optimize route selection.

Features include:

  • Customizable traffic and weather alerts.
  • Road condition information that includes precipitation, wind, fog, ice and pooling water.
  • High-resolution live traffic feeds.
  • Live weather conditions from radar and satellites.
  • Road-specific weather forecasts.
  • User-reported traffic conditions.

Furthermore, this solution coalesces the best available weather and road observations onto a smartphone or tablet device. Thus, delivering dynamic information on mobile platforms, making it easy to refer to for those out in the field.

Click here to learn more about Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, as well as here to learn about other ground transportation solutions.

IBM Security SaaS Leader, IBM

More Freight Logistics stories

3 Non-Travel Conferences Travel Leaders Must Attend This Year

Travel and transportation conferences are great—but they don’t have all the answers. In today’s connected world, travelers expect airlines, railways and hotels to provide the same quality of customer experience as their banks, stores, and restaurants. To keep up, travel and transportation leaders need to look beyond their familiar haunts on the conference circuit and […]

Continue reading

The Shocking Truth About Cybersecurity Threats

Ransomware Carnage Cost Billions in 2017.1 Overall Monetary Damage Caused by Cyber Crime May Reach $6 Trillion per Year by 2021.2 174,402,528 Data Breaches* Occurred in 2017.3 Most IT security professionals know the above statistics and have read many more. All of these hazards can negatively affect a company’s operations, financial condition, and/or liquidity. These […]

Continue reading

Environments Where Blockchain Can Thrive

A Blockchain solution can flourish in business scenarios that have a high number of participants that all want to track a particular product or item. And the more complex the tracking process, the more a Blockchain application can thrive. For example, if a product traverses through a series of steps that starts with its creation […]

Continue reading