Trailer tracking supplies fleet owners, their managers and back office controllers the vital knowledge, without which, no modern fleet service can possibly operate in today’s on-demand service environment. The necessity of deploying a vehicle trackingsolution by fleet operating enterprises and other sector organisations so that they can be in constant contact with their drivers is accepted as a vital element to a viable transport infrastructure.

Different systems are available to provide different component solutions to individual fleet needs. However, a trailer tracking system is configured with additional essential applications for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and their articulated trailers and other types of light commercial vehicles.

While fleet controllers have specific daily operational concerns relating to load visibility, fuel efficiency  and timesheet keeping, undoubtedly a chief security issue is always focused on specific trailers which are frequently coupled and uncoupled to articulated lorries during the delivery journey.

In addition, an equally vital area is communications. Fleet managers must have access to instant information on where trailers and their drivers are at all times to ensure valuable company assets and customer shipments do not go missing. To this end, fleet operators will likely use a form of mobile workforce tracking while trailer tracking can be installed as a physical deterrent  to prevent actual cargo theft or unaccountable loss.

Both forms of technology necessarily involve the improvement of performance in time and cost efficiency. many Unacceptably long time periods could be wasted in attempting to locate the whereabouts of particular trailers or where their drivers were on a particular delivery route prior to the introduction of a GPS vehicle tracking system.

Maintaining contact  and reintegrating trailers and drivers within delivery cycles and operational schedules is to day, more crucial than ever to maximise operational and fuel efficiency and ensuring that necessary productivity targets are reached. Installing a  real time tracking system instantly supplies fleet managers with immediate visibility and knowledge of the location of an entire trailer fleet without time spent having to call or contact drivers directly.

In today’s competitive and technology dependent fleet industry,  without the support of a trailer tracking system, fleet controllers simply have no reliable way to knowing where their assets are in any order/delivery cycle. In addition, commercial vehicle tracking can provide key information to determine if trailers are being used for unauthorised journeys outside of company operations and working hours.

The specific problems of trailer tracking are mostly because of the different types of trailer that now operate from simple flat bed and box container to curtain sided and refrigerated vehicles, brought into use for different applications including, bulk load transportation, perishable freight and temperature monitoring.

Trailer tracking can successfully address many daily fleet security concerns, including surveillance during the often long periods of time the trailer is unattached to the vehicle cab, securing the location unit covertly to avoid tampering and exposure to the weather, especially road salt and the crossing by the vehicle trailer over international boundaries.

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