We all know that in order to pull off a successful operation, the entire team needs to be able to communicate effectively. The transportation and logistics industry has added complications when it comes to communicating because of all the moving parts that make up their operations. Teams are spread out over a wide area or multiple worksites, typically disrupting operations with spotty coverage and static interference.
But how do you know what type of two way radios are the right fit for the specific needs and priorities of your operation?
The first step is to make note of the most common issues your team experiences when communicating. Some issues we have helped our customers in the transportation and logistics industry overcome are: coverage dead zones and dropped calls, poor audio quality, and upgrading fragile equipment that couldn’t stand up to harsh weather conditions or hazardous work environments.
The next step (which is most likely the step you’re on now) is to compare the available options to fix your communications issues. Our partner, Motorola Solutions, has been a trusted global leader in reliable communications for transportation and logistics since 1928. Their solid reputation, in combination with their range of products to fit the needs and budget of operations on small and global scales, are the reasons Motorola continues to remain the leading choice in communication solutions for this industry.
Here’s how 4 transportation and logistics industries are using Motorola Solutions to stay connected:
To keep drivers connected over long distances, transportation companies use the Motorola XPR 5000e Series of digital mobile radios backed by Capacity Max. With the IMPRES Visor Microphone, drivers can communicate safely with dispatch and keep two hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Applications for Fleet Management enable dispatch to monitor vehicle data such as current location, route and schedule adherence fuel consumption, ignition status, and more.
Rail Yardmasters keep operations on track (pun intended) using the Motorola XPR 7000e Series of digital portable radios. With added features for rail applications, like voice dispatch and location tracking, Yardmasters can communicate instantly with dispatchers and freight conductors to efficiently monitor and coordinate train arrivals and departures.
Gate attendants play an integral role in keeping flight schedules running on time. When a passenger needs wheelchair assistance, gate attendants use the Motorola SL 7000e Series of handheld radios to instantly assign a work order ticket that will automatically transmit to the right personnel within the closest distance.
To communicate through the noise of equipment and steel structures of the plant floor, material handlers use the Motorola XPR 7000e Series of two way radios. They pair their radios with IMPRES noise-cancelling speaker microphones for clear audio and 3M Peltor Headsets for hearing protection. Managers use Motorola WAVE OnCloud technology to integrate push-to-talk onto their smartphones so they can manage their operation from anywhere, using any device.
These are just a few examples of how transportation and logistics companies are using Motorola products and technologies to meet their specific communication needs. To get a full view of the top recommended products for transportation and logistics, download our Free Buying Guide. While this guide is a great resource to help narrow down your choices for a communications solution, we always recommend speaking with one of our certified Motorola Specialists to ensure you’ve made the best choices for your operation.