Changing buyer behaviours, increased demand, economic pressures – to say that 2020 was a challenging year would be a tremendous understatement. But will 2021 be any better than 2020? As we kick off the New Year, Chris Jones, EVP Marketing & Services, Descartes, outlines some of his key supply chain and logistics predictions for 2021.
As we move forward from the pandemic traumas of 2020, the outlook is beginning to look a lot more positive. With vaccines appearing all across the world, it’s a good time to be looking forward rather than back.
In today’s emergence of freight-tech, logistics and transport continues to evolve. Paper trails are less prevalent in an industry reliant upon reliable systems of record-keeping. Everything from tachographs to electronic logging devices, fuel management to driver check-in processes have gone digital. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before AdBlue® storage tanks evolved and moved with the times. Greenox Solutions can now offer an intelligent fleet management solution for monitoring your bulk AdBlue®.
The rapid implementation of mass vaccinations during the last few weeks is extremely welcome news. However, there is still much to do to distribute vaccines into communities worldwide with considerable logistics and distribution challenges.
The postponed introduction of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Direct Vision Standard will go ahead in March 2021. As part of Transport for London’s Vision Zero Action Plan, the Direct Vision Standard aims to tackle road danger at its source by minimising HGVs’ blind spots, which contribute to many tragic deaths and life-changing injuries. This improvement, which will now be included in future European road safety regulations, will have safety benefits for people walking, cycling and riding motorcycles, who are amongst the most vulnerable on London’s roads.