Navigate Hazards

Weather Impacts Logistics

Mother nature sets the rules. Our job is to use data available to avoid issues.

Impact of Weather

 

Weather impacts logistics and our lives like few other variables. We plan vacations around weather. We stay inside when it snows and we hit the beach when it is nice. In business, logistics dictate a significant percentage of our decisions and profitability. Driving into a storm around Chicago means excessive delays, higher costs, and missed delivery windows. Good weather data helps dispatchers, drivers and planners avoid these issues in real-time and in the near future.

  • Road conditions for trucking industry
  • Lightning strikes for field service workers
  • Rain volume for building, roofing and road construction, utility work

 

Safety & Productivity Benefits

 

  • Improve customer satisfaction with reliable scheduling
  • Reduced wages of people sitting around
  • Improve safety and reduce accidents
  • Deliver on-time and make more deliveries
  • Reduce call-backs and appointment cancellations
  • Reduce lighting strike or flood risk for outdoor activities

Weather Data Available

Current Weather

  • Radar, US
  • Radar, Canada
  • Lightning
  • Weather Observations
  • IR Satellite
  • Watches and Warnings
  • Air Temperature
  • Wind Speed
  • Road Conditions
  • Roadway Threats
  • Driver Weather

This is a paid service.

Forecast Weather

  • Predictive Radar
  • Severe Storm Probability 1, 2, 3 days
  • Tropical Storm Forecast
  • Snow Fall Accumulation Forecast
  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Rainfall Accumulation
  • Storm Spaghetti Model
  • Road Condition (black ice, snow, etc)
  • Current Road Conditions
  • Current Roadway Threats
  • Current Driver Weather

This is a paid service.

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Driver Feedback & Safety

 

Enabling drivers to see and communicate the situation on the road will enhance drive buy-in and improve effective communication with dispatch and logistics planners

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Logistics Planning

 

Moving good around town or across North America takes planning. Daily decisions are made based on traffic patterns and accidents but weather plays less of a role in the planning process. With the right weather data, customer expectations can be properly set, less time is wasted and wages saved stuck in a snow storm, or resources can be repositioned to address weather events.

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Current Weather

 

Real-time weather information is vital in industries that provide a rapid response or delivery services. Roadside assistance organizations serving the trucking industry must know the current weather and how that impacts their ability to safely and quickly service transportation companies. The individual dispatcher is able to make rapid decisions which impact customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and driver safety.

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Future Weather

 

Long-haul trucking and transportation can use future weather data to plan routes which are likely not to be delayed due to weather. Knowing a snow storm will cross a route in 24 hours, a tornado path is set to hit a delivery location or severe rains will cover a region all have the potential to have a significant impact on logistics planning and operations.

Future Weather Aids Planning

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