FMCSA untethered trailer tracking system pilot test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a national pilot test to demonstrate the effectiveness of an untethered trailer tracking system in improving secure trucking operations. The purpose of the untethered trailer tracking system pilot test was to test an untethered trailer tracking system that met specific functional requirements and ensured the safety and security of trailers and shipments at each phase of its movement: pick up, delivery, receipt, and storage. The untethered trailer tracking system provided: near real-time trailer identification; accurate time of connection and disconnection activities; location and mapping of trailers; geo-fencing to identify a risk area; unscheduled movement notification; and remote sensing of a loaded or empty trailer and door openings and closings. Technologies were installed in 75 trailers that were tested for three months to demonstrate that an untethered trailer tracking system could effectively ensure different levels of safety and security for various shipments from origin to destination. This paper provides information about the security risks associated with current asset management of untethered trailers and the results of an FMCSA pilot test of technologies for reducing those risks.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 155-63
  • Monograph Title: Final proceedings: International Truck and Bus Safety and Security Symposium, November 14-16, 2005, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01388647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 1:10AM