Tesla Truck Set To Upset The Freight Industry
Customers, in general, hate waiting for the late order deliveries. Lateness usually leads to downtime and affects sales revenues. Freight companies owe their clients reliable services in order to sustain consistent business operations. For you to become a highly rated freight transporter, you need the right trucks for the job. Fortunately, Tesla’s latest truck contains all the features drivers need to ensure that the clients receive their goods on time.
Famous American-based automobile manufacturer Tesla recently announced its plans to launch the first ever electric freight truck. However, this isn’t just a truck that runs on stored electric current instead of diesel. Tesla plans to make this truck fully automated. This means that the driver can drive the truck remotely, using a keyboard or dedicated joystick.
Possible Outcomes If Tesla’s Prototype Electric Truck Receives The Green-light For Mass Production
Tesla took the electric truck prototype for a test drive within Nevada in August 2017. The results seemed satisfying enough for the truck manufacturer to announce a tentative release date of October 2017. However, this announcefrment means that interested buyers can visit Tesla showrooms to book for test drives only.
Here are some short and long-term changes that may take place once Tesla’s electric truck proves to be a worthy replacement to diesel-powered freight trucks.
Safety of the good shipped to shops
There is a massive increase in shoplifting among young males. The website called Perps Caught is even showing the punishment methods some owners of retail shops are executing on perpetrators. This is important step in the whole freight chain, because as important is the safety of truck mechanism, as safe should be the goods transported. Did Tesla think of that? We are pretty sure that yes!
Massive Retrenchment Of Truck Drivers
Truck drivers play an important role in ensuring the safety of goods in transit. Whenever traffic incidents occur, seasoned truck drivers rely on their experience to maneuver around and ensure the consignments arrive on time. They also help manufacturers and clients keep track of goods on transit by providing frequent reports.
The main selling point of Tesla’s soon-to-be debuted electric truck is that you don’t need an actual driver seated behind the steering wheel. Companies can even outsource cargo transport to a small team of staff that’s trained on how to drive the truck remotely.
Gloomy Future For Mechanics
Just like how ox-peckers keep ticking off the backs of buffalos, mechanics help drivers maintain smooth running engines. Mechanics fully depend on the existence of diesel-powered trucks in order to offer repair services and sell spare parts. It’s no secret that Tesla’s new electric truck’s engine consists of motherboards and complex electric components.
Mechanics may find themselves with declining customer base as more companies switch to Tesla’s modern freight truck in coming days. Perhaps, the best option for them would be upgrading their skills to electrical engineering.
Reduced Need For Fleet Management Software
Tesla’s electric truck comes with its own software that helps drivers to monitor all engine requirements and supports real-time GPS tracking too. Tesla’s software combines driving and fleet management on one platform. Clients who end up purchasing Tesla’s revolutionary truck will definitely view fleet management software as unnecessary.
Summing It Up
Innovation helps people achieve more, using less input. Tesla’s innovation will enable freight companies to sustain frequent deliveries at significantly reduced operational costs. However, it’s drivers and mechanics who will bear the biggest brunt.