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Supply chains are filled with inefficiencies, one of which is slow freight offloading. The ArcBest Vaux system uses a moving platform and rack that sits in delivery trucks and wheels all contents off the vehicles in a matter of seconds, rather than the dozens of individual trips a forklift would normally take to unload. In addition, the smart system tracks and monitors what’s in each shipment, meaning handlers can use a tablet app to pinpoint a single item’s location, eliminating the need to root around. “We’re trying to take this antiquated process and attack it with these emerging technologies,” says Michael Newcity, chief innovation officer at ArcBest.

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