Tech company makes U.S. supply chain more efficient with AI-powered digital fleets
As supply chain issues continue to have a profound impact on the US economy, a tech company is helping to ease the crisis with digital fleets powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Tech company Baton helps truckers bypass traffic, insulate drivers against surging gas, and cut commute time in half.
“Our mission is to eliminate wasted time in trucking,” Baton co-founder Nate Robert told “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday.
“We have software that aggregates hundreds of thousands of data points from warehouses, trucks, traffic so we can accurately predict how long each load will take.”
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Robert went on to explain that his company uses AI and optimization algorithms to match truck loads with drivers in the “most efficient way possible” to maximize driver productivity and “eliminate waste of time “. Using this technology can ensure drivers are “paid more” and pass “more reliability and savings to shippers.”
“We ingest thousands of data points from thousands of trucks in different warehouses every day, all year round, and we can fit a kind of probability distribution curves to each of those data points and warehouses to get an estimate precise length of time a given charge will take,” noted Baton co-founder Andrew Berberick.
“We take it all together, apply artificial intelligence to make the best possible decisions about where drivers should go on any given day.”
Baton partnered with major GPS vendors in 2018 to place the device on most trucks in the United States to collect specific data for truckers.
“With this GPS data, you can see how long a specific truck spends in each warehouse… while it’s loading and unloading,” Robert said.
“It helps us be more strategic when dispatching drivers to different warehouses.”
Baton launched the first local air-powered fleet in Los Angeles and plans to expand nationwide.
“Los Angeles is…one of the densest freight markets in the United States. There’s all this madness with the ports…it’s a good place to start,” Berberick said.
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“But soon after that we’re going to go to Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and really, really keep going.”