Tracking the Forgotten Asset
Using Technology to Improve Trailer Management
Organizations are using telematics for much more than track and trace on their trucks these days; they are maximizing productivity and efficiency by tracking their full fleet.
If you’re only monitoring the activities of your trucks, you aren’t monitoring the other vital half of your operations. Tracking isn’t just for trucks anymore — you now can effectively track your trailers.
It makes good operational and economic sense to keep tabs on your trailers since they are integral to your operations. Unfortunately, for many fleets, trailers are forgotten assets. But they shouldn’t be.
Advances in telematics technology mean fleets can install the same level of tracking technology that is available in their trucks. This allows fleet managers to know exactly where a trailer is in the yard or on the road.
More Than Just Location Tracking
As any fleet manager who oversees a trucking fleet knows, there’s more to managing a trailer than where it is.
Fleet managers need to know its work status — has it dropped off or picked up a load, how many stops has it made on a given day? They need to know its operational health — are there any maintenance issues that need to be addressed? They need to know how productive it is — how many hours has the trailer been used in a given week, month, year?
Telematics can answer all of those questions at a touch of a button and according to the precise needs of the fleet.
Increase Productivity to Feed Your Bottom Line
Trailers are spending too much time at customer sites or sitting unused in your yard
Valuable time is being wasted while drivers locate trailers in yards, ports, or other customer sites
Unorganized maintenance scheduling is causing unscheduled trailer downtime
Why Do You Need To Track Trailers?
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Scaling for the Future
With the availability of cost-effective trailer tracking solutions, there is little reason why trailers should remain the forgotten asset, and, instead, be top-of-mind as your fleet fulfills its daily mission to serve its customers.