Types of Freight Shipping Services used in courier services – part 2

The Technology

Over the years courier services in conjunction with freight forwarding and shipping services have learned to adopt new technologies. New technology that has been specially made for the courier services industry is becoming readily available. The implementation of this technology allows service providers to meet the increasing demands, this not only improves services and reputation, but it also allows these service providers to stand out among competitors and achieve success. Below are some of the technologies used in the industry.

‘At the push of a button’ technologies

Many of the processes carried out in the courier services industry can be improved with the push of a button. This technology allows companies to organize and plan shipments with ease, enabling them to control the movement of goods through clear up to date tracking. The client now has the option to determine the location of their parcel at any time anywhere, its overall condition and expected delivery time.

Automatic identification technology

This development has enabled operations to run much smoother when transporting goods from one location to another. The adoption of automatic technologies such as handheld scanners allows for efficient daily processes. With the implementation of electronic identification technology and on-board computer systems when transporting goods, reports and logs can be easily printed off at the end of each day.