Indian Trucks Come With Herculean Strength, the Same Might Not Be Said About Their Reliability!
Old TATA trucks are widely used in the Indian logistics industry
More than 60% of Indian supply chain movement occurs via the vast network of roadways, and in order to travel such enormous distances, the method of transport must be extremely sturdy and capable of carrying heavy loads effortlessly. There are two sorts of loads: FTL (full truckload) and LTL (less than a truckload). In FTL, only one company's freight is loaded onto the entire trailer, but in LTL, many shippers' freight is loaded onto the trailer. In terms of revenue and volume, FTL dominates the road freight market. The average freight cost paid for LTL is more than for FTL because of the greater danger involved in moving multiple loads, higher insurance expenses, and other variables.
Truck traffic on highways and expressways is increasing with every passing day as thebooming industry mainly functions via roads
Trucks and lorries which can carry huge shipments in one trip are now commonly utilised for FTL and LTL shippings because the bulk of logistics enterprises are tiny, operators can take consignments without a large capital to purchase a new trucking fleet and the price of new trucks loaded with new technology is expensive. Indians usually have a tendency to overuse a product to the point where it is no longer in the faintest condition to work. Likewise, consigners prefer to use the same old fleet for an extended period of time, which leads to certain important reoccurring concerns, which are as follows:
The reason for repeated breakdowns is not just that the trucks are timeworn but also that they have to travel on lengthy routes with constantly changing terrains and climatic conditions, which affect the body frame and the chase in the long run. There is a lot of wear and tear on the engine which needs to be properly maintained. There is no regular maintenance programme since they have an uncertain schedule for drivers and trucks, making it impossible to keep track of which trucks' maintenance is pending or complete.
Cost is less but the risk of goods getting damaged or late is high in LTL
For the logistics industry, roads or routes are one of the most critical factors because they directly affect the condition and, in turn, the life expectancy of trucks. For instance, if a road or route is muddy or full of potholes, it may lead to puncture of a tires or axle breaking down leading to lost time, money and resources.
As of 2020, there have been 3,564 accidents due to potholes in India
Generally, trucking components wear and tear, but frequent weathering of these components occurs as the trucks are timeworn and therefore are prone to breakdowns. Maintenance includes changing the engine oil and radiator coolant, checking the brakes, electrical systems, auxiliary systems, transmission damages, cleaning and refurbishment of all the other components. All these components need to be checked regularly and if not done, the small parts might cause big problems in the journey. So to avoid such complications, there should be a proper maintenance schedule which should be followed too.
Maintaining engine health is one of the most important strands of any vehicle
Delays in deliveries:
These are primarily caused by the breakdown of trucks, but there are other factors that can cause such delays as well, mainly roadblocks, hazardous weather conditions, etc. And in the current pandemic situation, companies lose resources and time, not to mention their reputation, as a result of these delays. As the e-commerce industry is growing, providing services like one-day deliveries has gradually started becoming a prerequisite due to which there is pressure on the supply chain system to live up to the same, and in such high stakes situations, even the slightest delay can affect the reputation of the organisation, for the word spreads like a scalded cat in the market in today’s fast paced world.
It requires a lot of manpower and supplies to get these tasks done manually. To avoid any wastage of such valuable resources, the logistics industry is now stepping towards the usage of artificial intelligence for managing all these manual, time-consuming tasks with efficiency, accuracy and ease.
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