EYES ON THE ROAD : STUDY GAUGES GROWTH PROSPECTS IN FREIGHT TRACKING

This article discusses a report which involved a survey of U.S. trucking companies and their willingness to invest in trailer- monitoring equipment. While more than 50 percent of the survey respondents indicated that tractor monitoring was more important, fleet operators are beginning to recognize the advantages that trailer-monitoring systems offer. Global Positioning System (GPS) is the primary location technology used in fleet-vehicle location and trailer monitoring. Besides tracking location, these systems are able to provide other useful information, such as load status, door openings, tire condition, trailer temperature, arrival/departure alerts, geofencing for security, and tractor identification. The survey found that while many fleet operators are willing to pay for trailer-monitoring equipment and services, the costs involved creates a strong resistance to following through with these systems and services.

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    Advanstar Communications, Incorporated

    131 West First Street
    Duluth, MN  United States  55802-2065
  • Authors:
    • Driscoll, C
    • Sheldrick, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
  • Serial:
    • GPS World
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Advanstar Communications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1048-5104

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00986927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM