Transportation and delivery logistics can become complicated, especially when the existing infrastructure of an area does not support safety and efficiency. Recently there have been several advancements in the transportation industry, and spokespeople in both Atlanta and Connecticut have expressed ways in which we can leverage these improvements to make our streets safer.
Mark Arum, a veteran traffic reporter in Atlanta, emphasizes the way technology has made transportation safer in recent years by facilitating communication and awareness. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that "Social media has become a great way to get traffic information out to commuters. Through Twitter and Facebook, commuters can relay pertinent traffic information to their friends, family, co-workers and of course, traditional media outlets. The proliferation of cell phones has been another huge advance."
Now, as a result of these technologies, people are aware of traffic problems and the police are always within easy reach should there be a serious issue. Arum also reports that the proliferation of Department of Transportation cameras has increased safety for citizens on the road, because first responders can visually see a crash and strategize the best entrance to the site.
Dannel P. Malloy, former mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, is also invested in U.S. transportation infrastructure. He says, "As a former mayor, I know how vital our local transportation systems are to the overall economic competitiveness of our state." As a result, Malloy has invested a great deal of funding into the maintenance of Connecticut roads and bridges, both making them safer and improving the state's efficiency.
Even with these improvements, it is always wise to sign a contract with a third-party logistics firm when handling important shipments, since such a high degree of specialization is required to be aware of all the potential pitfalls that can come with the transportation business. Qualified firms will be thorough and provide substantial contingency plans, even considering the new technology and spending that has helped make delivery smoother and safer.