Vehicle Tracking System work?
Trailer tracking is quite similar to vehicle tracking in terms of principle and technology but they present their own unique challenges. Trailers are not self-powered and do not have batteries to power up tracking devices. Unlike vehicle tracking where focus is placed on fuel usage and timesheet, trailers are about load visibility. Vehicle tracking devices are often installed inside the vehicle and protected from the elements whereas trailer trackers are often installed outside and exposed to the environment.
Trailers are often coupled and uncoupled to different tractor (head) units for a varied number of reasons, eg it might be necessary to deploy more tanker bulks than flatbed trailers or vice versa to meet the business needs or a trailer could be out for repairs or maintenance or could be a loading/unloading job that is taking longer than expected. As this practice goes on it becomes more complex to keep tracks.
At present most operators/businesses spend a considerable amount of time in making series of phone calls to locate their trailers but implementing supraTrack Trailer Tracking, the result is instant thereby increasing efficiency.
The business returns achieved by having supraTrack Trailer Tracking is easy to calculate, it is often difficult for the fleet manger to know the location of its trailers once they leave the depot. With trailer tracking, a fleet manager has immediate visibility of the location of all his trailers without having to call anyone. This allows the trailers get recycled back into operation quickly, making them more productive, ensuring that business opportunities are not missed to generate revenue and the risk of fraudulent use of these trailers are minimised
It should be noted that having a GPS tracking device installed in the cab of the tractor (head) unit alone cannot monitor the movement of a trailer