Technology has continued to grow, and this technology has affected the trucking industry in many different ways. Technology has improved the trucking industry in many ways, but there are also some downsides. In this blog, we are going to discuss how technology has evolved and impacted the trucking industry. 

Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

In December of 2017, it became mandatory for almost all trucks to have an ELD. The aim of this was to create a safer and more compliant working environment for drivers. An ELD records and tracks the drivers’ hours of service and has been integrated into various devices that help fleet management. 

An ELD helps drivers not have to worry about as much paperwork while they are driving. Having this management system in place encourages good driver conduct, helps with tracking vehicles and can reduce operating costs.

GPS Systems

GPS systems allow for fleet management to keep an eye on their drivers and to encourage safe driving. Having these systems installed in trucks means you are likely to attract drivers that are safe on the road. A GPS system also allows drivers to get from point A to point B on the most efficient route. They can help give drivers information about their journey, including diesel prices, accidents on their route, and weather conditions. 

Using a GPS system also helps customers know when to expect their delivery.

Autonomous Trucks

Fully autonomous trucks are still a future thought, but there has been an adoption of autonomous technology in the trucking industry. These various technologies include lane departure warning systems and collision mitigation. Autonomous trucks aren’t going to appear on the roads overnight, but automated processes are slowly beginning to appear which help keep the driver and their cargo safe. 


Technology has continued to evolve and change many industries, including the trucking industry. As these technologies continue to evolve, we will continue to see truck drivers’ jobs become easier and safer. 

Here at Fremont Contract Carriers, we work hard to make sure our drivers have a safe work environment and are well taken care of. Consider driving for FCC today!