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3 Benefits of Cloud Computing for the Trucking Industry

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Cloud computing involves the storage, management, and processing of data in a remote network of internet-connected servers. This method of data storage is increasing in popularity among numerous industries, especially in the trucking industry. Cloud computing provides numerous benefits making it a top choice in the industry.


One of the areas in which cloud computing is adding value to the industry is in its efficiency. In traditional computing methods, different types of data are stored in different servers and accessed by several employees in separate dashboards. This type of data storage creates a cluttered process where many employees receive information like ridership, vehicle safety, or delays and analyze each piece of it separately. Portions of the data may not be relevant to each employee and many employees do not access it it on daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis. The connection of the transportation devices to one cloud system reduces such clutter and brings all this information into a single, concise dashboard giving every employee access to relevant data.

In addition, accessing data in a cloud system allows for real-time access to information. Transportation is an industry where factors can quickly change, and immediate access to this fluid data allows employees to control and respond to the changes in a fast, efficient manner. This is especially necessary for emergency situations, such as snowstorms and gas shortages, where employees need to prepare for the safety of the passengers or save on gas with route changes.


Another advantage of cloud computing is the safety it provides by keeping information safe. By keeping the information in an isolated server instead of just within hard drives, it reduces the possibility of damage that can undo a large amount of work. Cloud systems are also set up with redundancy and multiple backups that account for human error, making the deletion of data harder to occur. Cloud companies are also working on improved recovery services and backup vaulting. However, when it comes to critical data such as financial records or compliance documents, security experts recommend having both cloud and hard drive backups as servers, because cloud recovery sometimes takes up to 24 hours, which can shut down the fleet’s operations.


The efficiency that cloud integration brings to a company and its ability to securely store data, means that business providers can place a stronger focus on the business-aspects of the company. For instance, employees now have real-life access to data such as pricing and inventory and can make timely decisions that can save the company money and make the business more efficient.

Value of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing brings numerous benefits to the transportation industry, including efficiency and security. Incorporating this technology allows owners to focus on the more important aspects of growing their business. If you want to experience the efficiency that cloud systems allow, contact GTG Technologies today for your transportation management software needs.

Editor’s note: This blog was originally written for the GTG Technology Group, How GTG Uses Cloud Computing for the Trucking Industry.

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