As previously mentioned, there has been continuous growth in the last five years in eCommerce sales. This has only grown during the pandemic due to closures of retail stores causing a significant change to consumer behaviour and routines within our society. Not only that but, the accessibility to technology such as smartphones has made it that more convenient to make purchases remotely. The modern consumer has slowly been trained to enjoy such luxuries of express delivery, therefore factors such as maintaining travel time to a minimum have become crucial to the freight industry.
Included in the major trends in the transportation management industries is automation. Throughout industries, there has been a big shift to automation with logistics and transportation being driven by this trend. Technology such as drone delivery has already been explored by retailer giant Amazon, who are pioneers in digital innovation landscapes. Other ventures that have also been catching the attention of transportation businesses are self-driving cars which is a technology that can potentially transfer to fleets, innovations to sensor technology have been the motivation for new technologies such as these to be possible.