In January, I attended the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with Jason Craig, C.H. Robinson’s director of government affairs. While a variety of issues were discussed, the hottest topic across transportation policy professionals was new technology that could dramatically shape the future of logistics: autonomous vehicles (AV) and their potential implications on society and transportation. Three themes seem to be emerging around AV in freight transportation:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rewiring supply chains, yet we are only at the beginning of this journey. As innovation gains speed, there are broad supply chain issues that governments need to address in order to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.
Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is triggering changes that cross corporate silos and force companies to look holistically at their end-to-end supply chain practices—can governments do the same?
I recently had the privilege to provide a testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, on how the IoT impacts supply chains, logistics, and the movement of goods. The purpose of the hearing was around the DIGIT Act that creates a working group tasked with providing recommendations that focus on how to plan for and encourage the growth of the IoT.
The end of a year provides a natural point of reflection. I think we all take measure of where we’ve been and where we want to go. It has been a while since we’ve written about TMC’s past and future, so I thought I’d take a minute to talk about how and why TMC was founded and what we are excited about going forward.
Hands-Free Innovation Continues
As a kid, how many times did you try riding your bike with no hands? Today, kids are still trying to ride bikes without holding onto the handlebars, and driverless vehicle innovations are taking it to the next level, too. Read More…