The impact of technology on transportation and delivery
When carrying out the step “delivery of shipment” from the process of courier services human labour is still actively applied. Technologies such as the delivery management and optimization software is used in almost all courier companies.
The real-time courier and shipment tracking applications and the widespread introduction of the specialized software and GPS systems not only simplify but also influence the efficiency of planning and performing the service.
The innovative technologies for transportation of courier shipments such as electric and hybrid vehicles, drones, self-propelled vehicles are under development and adaptation. Major companies such as UPS, FedEx, DHL and others have already launched programs to replace the existing automobile park with electric and hybrid vehicles.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the impact of new technologies on conventional vehicles in terms of reducing fuel consumption, carbon dioxide
emissions and maintenance costs.