The Trucking Network
You can’t open an exchange diary site, bulletin, magazine or go to a gathering in the business trucking market without seeing articles about new advances now or waiting to be dealt with.
Self-governing vehicles, tele matics, the Internet of Everything (IoE), elective controlled vehicles, blockchain, 3D printing, sun based fueled flying monkeys (simply checking whether you are as yet focusing), rambles and numerous more are making this (from my viewpoint) an exceptionally energizing time. Particularly when you consider the pace of progress, this isn’t the pace of your granddad’s modern unrest.
Though petroleum gas was once observed as the best option control arrangement quite a long while back, I think the market currently has chosen there will be a few arrangements construct fundamentally with respect to the vehicle applications. There are countless and transport applications with various separation necessities, weight pulling prerequisites, working qualities (unpredictable versus whole deal), administrative commands by locale and fuel/charging openness needs that will have an effect.
In the event that you work for a segment maker, your organization ought to assess these advancements alongside the effects and openings. So, what do all these alternative-powered vehicle options mean if you are a heavy-duty vehicle service provider? What should you do?
You certainly don’t want to put your head in the sand, but you have time to decide your action plan related to these different power options. Alternative-powered vehicles represent a very small portion of retail sales and the operating universe. There is still a lot to shake out with each technology, so fully committing now to knowing how to service or sell parts for these alternative-powered vehicles I would think is a bit premature.
Keep abreast of what is going on, keep up on the industry trade publications, attend conferences, expose your team members to opportunities to learn more. If you are affiliated with a manufacturer or other industry organization, listen and learn from them. Consider giving more weight to hiring folks with some alternative vehicle experience.
Survey your customers and potential customers. What are they thinking, testing or considering testing? Where do you live? Who are your customers? If you live in California and your primary customers are municipalities and other government organizations — the time is now (or yesterday) to get up to speed on alternative-powered vehicle support.
If you have customers testing or using alternative-powered vehicles, don’t hesitate to ask to learn with them (all they can say is no). Maybe there are issues with the new technology that your business might be better suited to address than them.
Don’t fear the changes; look for the opportunities.