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Author: Lance Holt

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Optimizing Your Productivity

GPS trailer tracking

When it comes to the productivity of trailers, there are three elements that can cause major downtime for your fleet:

Trailers spending too much time at customer sites or sitting unused in your yard

The time it takes for drivers to locate trailers in yards, ports, etc.

Unorganized maintenance scheduling

Companies are using GPS trailer tracking to help eliminate the wasted time in these three key areas to become more efficient in their workflow and ultimately serve more customers. Read this blog to learn how GPS trailer tracking helps solve each of these problems so you can do just that.

Eliminating Wasted Time at Customer Sites & the Yard

To ensure trailers are being used as efficiently as possible, it’s crucial to ensure they are picked up from jobs as soon as they are complete and don’t sit in your yard for too long once they’re back. Dwell Time reportWithout GPS trailer tracking in place, trailers can become free storage for your customers if their warehouse becomes full of inventory. When your trailers sit for too long in your yard(s), they are not generating money for your business. GPS trailer tracking can provide insight into this kind of data to make sure neither of these time wasters occurs. Having one report available that tells you if your trailers are at customer sites or in your yard(s) beyond a set amount of days will help eliminate this wasted time and get the trailers back out on the road completing more jobs.

Eliminating Wasted Time at Customer Sites & the Yard

To ensure trailers are being used as efficiently as possible, it’s crucial to ensure they are picked up from jobs as soon as they are complete and don’t sit in your yard for too long once they’re back. Without GPS trailer tracking in place, trailers can become free storage for your customers if their warehouse becomes full of inventory.

ONE REPORT CAN HELP ENSURE THAT TRAILERS NEVER STAY AT CUSTOMER SITES OR IN THE YARD FOR TOO LONG

When your trailers sit for too long in your yard(s), they are not generating money for your business. GPS trailer tracking can provide insight into this kind of data to make sure neither of these time wasters occurs. Having one report available that tells you if your trailers are at customer sites or in your yard(s) beyond a set amount of days will help eliminate this wasted time and get the trailers back out on the road completing more jobs.

Locating Trailers at Customer Sites Faster

Another aspect to this is the time that can be wasted when a driver is searching around a port, yard, or customer site for the trailer they are picking up. Without the aid of GPS trailer trackers to locate exactly where equipment is located, dispatchers often give the driver an address of where the trailer is located, which leaves them to their own devices to find the correct trailer in a large surface area. GPS trailer tracking helps pinpoint exactly where within a given port, yard, or customer site their trailer is located and immensely cuts down on the wasted time searching for it.

Trailer Tracking & Preventative Maintenance

Maintaining your trailers with a preventative maintenance schedule is key to limiting the amount of downtime your fleet experiences while they are out of rotation for services. A preventative maintenance schedule allows you to plan for the downtime of a given trailer so that it can be replaced with another until it’s ready to hit the road again. out of service trailersWhen maintenance isn’t planned for, it keeps trailers off the road longer than necessary, which can equate to less business won for your company. Taking preventative measures with GPS trailer tracking will allow you to schedule maintenance and receive alerts with enough time to plan around that trailer’s downtime. Companies also turn to GPS trailer tracking for the capability to schedule maintenance based on of a specific date for annual inspections. GPS trailer tracking can provide peace of mind so you don’t have to worry about the company getting fined for missing these inspections, or worse, having that trailer put out of service.

Trailer Tracking & Preventative Maintenance

Maintaining your trailers with a preventative maintenance schedule is key to limiting the amount of downtime your fleet experiences while they are out of rotation for services. A preventative maintenance schedule allows you to plan for the downtime of a given trailer so that it can be replaced with another until it’s ready to hit the road again. When maintenance isn’t planned for, it keeps trailers off the road longer than necessary, which can equate to less business won for your company.

TRAILER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY PREVENTS MISSING INSPECTIONS AND HAVING TRAILERS PUT OUT OF SERVICE

Taking preventative measures with GPS trailer tracking will allow you to schedule maintenance and receive alerts with enough time to plan around that trailer’s downtime. Companies also turn to GPS trailer tracking for the capability to schedule maintenance based on of a specific date for annual inspections. GPS trailer tracking can provide peace of mind so you don’t have to worry about the company getting fined for missing these inspections, or worse, having that trailer put out of service.

Optimize Productivity by Reducing Downtime

Eliminating downtime is critical for businesses with trailers to make sure they are on the road as much as possible adding revenue to the bottom line. As we’ve seen above, wasted time and unproductivity affects many areas of the business. GPS trailer tracking can provide the answers to solving these problems to help optimize your productivity.

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Author: Lance Holt

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