Indian truck fleets need flexibility and quick decision making

New generation connectivity in logistics continues to emerge at pace, in markets around the globe. What challenges does India’s trucking sector face? By Xavier Boucherat

Truck sales in India were up around 20% year-on-year for 2018, reaching nearly a million units. The country’s trucking segment is now maturing on several fronts: for example, the upcoming leap from Bharat Stage IV to VI in 2020 will phase out heavy-polluting vehicles still working in the US$180bn industry, and could push new powertrain technologies. However, perhaps of greater interest to players is the improved connectivity available which promises greater efficiency, optimised utilisation and more. Despite a recent slowdown, India remains one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, with Moody’s predicting GDP growth of 6.2% for 2019. This is great news for road freight transport, but continued growth only makes freight marketplaces and related services more important….

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