How Autonomous Vehicles will Impact on the Supply Chain

How Autonomous Vehicles will Impact on the Supply Chain

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to transform the way supply chains function, especially with long distance trucking.

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“Morgan Stanley estimates the potential savings to the US freight transport industry at $168 billion annually from improved fuel consumption, reduced labour costs, improved productivity and reduced accidents.”

“Autonomous trucks should also generate a surge in freight capacity, operating round the clock without the need for driver breaks and maybe never having to return to base.”

“A reduction in transport costs should lead to fewer, larger, distribution centres and production plants.”

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