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Truck loading systems in 2024 – What to look forward to

Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by Admin

We’ve come a long way since the days of loading trucks by hand. What once required the labour of a whole team of people can now be done in a fraction of the time, by just a small handful of operators.

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Truck loading systems haven’t reached their final form yet though, and we’re still seeing significant advances. Here, we take a look at what’s going on in 2024, and more specifically, what you should be looking forward to.

Automated loading systems

As we get further into 2024, it’s safe to say that automated loading systems from companies like Joloda Hydraroll are here to stay. These systems have effectively led to the near-complete automation of truck-loading processes, being completely integrated into the warehouse and loading dock environment.

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This has essentially resulted in a loading revolution, with an increasing number of logistics providers turning away from old-school, inefficient solutions revolving around forklift trucks and the like.

Internet of Things

Another way that the truck loading process has been shaken up in recent years is through the effects of the Internet of Things, or IoT. The IoT refers to physical networks of items that are linked together through the use of sensors and smart management systems.

In the context of truck loading systems, this makes it far easier to keep track of what’s been loaded and where. Combined with highly developed approaches to packing, this makes it far less likely that items go missing, leading to a far more efficient approach overall.

Increased safety

While we’ve explored some technical changes, what are the practical impacts of their widespread implementation? In many cases, what we’re seeing is dramatic increases in warehouse and truck loading safety overall, with significantly fewer accidents occurring.

Not only is this massively desirable in terms of the positive impact it has on employees, but it also means that fewer items get broken. The combined effect of these benefits leads us to our final point to look forward to – the positive effect on costs.

Cut costs

Automated and smart truck-loading systems make the logistics process significantly more efficient, and cheaper in the long run. One of the main ways they’re allowing companies to cut costs is through the reduced number of workers necessary to load lorries with these kinds of solutions.

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Often, you can see a complete ROI in just a few years, a feat that very few infrastructural investments can compete with. As these systems get more and more advanced, there will likely be even more to look forward to.

While not all examples of truck loading will be able to benefit from the systems and benefits listed above, we’re confident that the vast majority can. These systems are constantly being updated and improved upon, and it’s important to keep up to date with what’s available.

Even if you haven’t seen a solution out there that perfectly suits your needs, it’s still worth reaching out to a loading system specialist. These systems are often custom-designed to meet the needs of a specific environment, and you’ll be surprised by what can be done.

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