Monday, June 02, 2008

The next time you see that 18 wheeler rumbling by you on the highway, take a moment to reflect that you are looking at a modern, highly complex, state-of-the-art Information System on wheels. Truckers in their very competitive industry are going high tech on an unprecedented scale. The trucking iindustry has long made use of GPS systems to track trucks. However, it is now ramping up that technology and related technologies to include real time reporting of driving conditions, driver performance, truck and load condition, mechanical condition, etc. Workers trained in these areas are monitoring exception reports to determine on a near real time basis where problems are coming up and implementing remedial action on the spot. Truck drivers have become high tech knowledge workers. IT hits the highway: Big rigs go high tech

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