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Road Transportation - Changing Times

By Utkarsh Jain, Director, NECC Group

Being the youngest director on the board of NECC Group, Utkarsh is full of energy and is giving new shape to the business with his innovative and fresh ideas.

The financial year 2018-19 was a volatile year for the Road Transportation Sector, this was due to challenges faced with the adaptation to the new GST Rules and further in catering to the specific de­mands of clients to help them in their compliance to the laws and changing business needs. The Road sector did a commendable work to position them­selves to the new related changes.

Lining-up to the current needs, the industry was working on Operation Processes and System Development changes to meet the market require­ment. Post GST, the Indian Manufac­turing Business witnessed a change in storage and transportation models. Major manufacturing sectors did re-positioning of their mother warehous­es and remodeled their transportation routes, in order to make their opera­tion more cost effective. To meet the competition, the Road Transportation Sector and companies like ours have transformed their process to provide rapid connections between all impor­tant cities in India to enable efficiency and give wings to the clients’ growth and market reach. These steps have helped companies like us to shape the business and the experience of the market.

The main focus for leading com­panies of road sector has become to create substantial value for their cus­tomers and broader economy. That kind of value creations and focus, for last five decades has helped organi­zations like us to expand and to be­come a reputed name when it comes to Road Transport.

The industry is also trying to improve efficiency by way of un­dergoing digital transformation and automation. Now, the focus is on to provide client with accurate tracking and delivery status. The new chal­lenge of E-Way Bill related updation & management are handled efficient­ly with modern digital & IT solution, which companies like us had foreseen and updated in time. The few orga­nized companies, looking at the cur­rent requirement have gone through the digital transformation to stay competitive. It helps to be commit­ted to help customers to go through the processes, which is necessary for business and GST E-Way Bill proce­dure requirement.

To optimize the service level, the frequency of services in all major routes has been increased. The Road Transportation Sector is an important feature for growth of Indian Econo­my and this is because of the reach it provides compared to the more in­cumbent Rail & Air Cargo Sector in India. This Sector due to traditional history and superior knowledge of Indian requirements and ability to work with focus on local & regional requirement have done good. It is also has equipped itself to facilitate cost efficient and fast services. Every location has its own unique feature, character & requirement, which a road transport company understands well and is able to give competitive services as per client requirement. This is one reason our company has an All India presence and is one among the leading players in Road sector in providing efficient and cost effective services to East-North-East India, Nepal and Bhutan, where the challenges are more local specific and we have the expertise to cope with the related issues well.

However, there are still lots of real challenges which the Road Transportation Sector needs to ad­dress. To improve efficiency there is a need of updated automation in Cargo handling. The infrastructure, staff caliber development in general is a matter which has to be improved for future point of view.

To sum-up, in today’s World, there is no way for traditional way of doing business. In the Road Trans­portation sector, the future belongs to fully automated, digital and much ef­ficient way & process to meet client needs and to provide prompt & safe services at lower operating cost.

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