RFID to Truck, Utility Trailer

Automatic Truck Identification

Optimise operational performance and remove data entry errors with TRUCK-ID.

TRUCK-ID will automatically identify an internal or external truck within your terminal.

  • Automatically monitor the progress through the terminal
  • Automatically identify what is coming in and out of the terminal
  • Automatically identify what truck is being handled by the Container Handling Equipment

Passive RFID technology

TRUCK-ID uses passive RFID technology. Transponders (commonly known as Tags) are fitted to the internal and external trucks. These Tags require no internal power source, instead they are powered by the electromagnetic energy transmitted from the RFID reader.

Passive RFID tags have no planned maintenance requirement, and do not suffer with the long range of battery powered RFID – this makes it less complex to discriminate between one tag and the next (for example: detecting one truck, or all the trucks in a queue).

The ultra-low cost of Passive windscreen tags for external trucks make a financially viable fit and forget solution. This allows a terminal to equip thousands of street trucks for a fully automated gate and yard solution.

The benefits of TRUCK-ID with Passive RFID technology:

  • No tag internal power source required
  • Open international standards for wider deployment possibilities
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Zero maintenance



External Trucks

A Tag is attached to the windscreen on the first visit to the Terminal, or mailed to the trucking company. Once attached the Tag is permanent and cannot be removed without destruction.

Each tag has a unique identification, however additional data can be loaded and encrypted – such as licence plate number, fleet number, etc.

The Tags are a self-adhesive design that stick permanently to the truck windscreen. Once attached, the Tags cannot be removed without being destroyed.

Customised tag printing is available.

Size: 100 x 25 mm (4 x 1 in).


Integrating our RFID System with your Management Software

Once developed, GAO RFID’s Systems can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to your needs. At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place. Our team of seasoned professionals will smoothly integrate the appropriate GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture. The result is an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with your management system. Contact us for more information on how we can begin our partnership exploring ways in which RFID can help your organization in the Truck, Utility Trailer & RV Rental business.

Internal Trucks

Internal trucks are fitted with permanently mounted tags. Robust to military standards. Tamperproof. Fit and forget.

Size: 175 x 75mm (7 x 1 in).

Capture locations

TRUCK-ID can be configured to capture truck identity at any location on the terminal.

  • Gate – entry and/or exit
  • Weigh Stations
  • Road lanes – entry and/or exit of stack lanes
  • Quay Crane – both truck and lane location data is captured
  • Container Handling Equipment – RTG, RMG, ASC, Straddle Carrier
  • External truck turnaround times – monitor terminal entry/exit points
  • Any other way-point

One of our most powerful products is our Asset Tracking System. This can be used as the platform to develop a way to fit the needs of the truck rental industry.  RFID solutions can tackle a variety of issues from asset tracking to personnel monitoring. Here’s what may be possible if we explore RFID with your rental agency:

  • Track all assets 24/7 with our RFID Tags and RFID Readers, eliminating the need for human attendants
  • Implement secure pick-up and drop-off protocols for customers
  • Know exactly when each transaction took place, even after regular business hours
  • Trigger an alert to managers when a truck or trailer has suspiciously disappeared from the lot

Question: We have a parking lot that is restricted to employees. But other people often park their vehicles here illegally. Is there a way to enforce the rules without hiring a human attendant? In this scenario, we can apply our Parking Control System. We can explore how RFID Readers can work at your lot’s entry point. Your employees will then be assigned GAO Tags, which are programmed into their security badges. When a Tag transmits a signal to the Reader, the gate will automatically open. If successful, this eliminates the need for a human attendant, while making sure trespassers stay out.

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