Industries: Transportation and Distribution

Trailer Tracking

Fleet managers know they can’t afford to lose touch with trailers in transit or in the yard. Smart trailer tracking solutions reduce costs and improve trailer-to-tractor ratio while increasing capacity and visibility.

Trailer tracking solutions from ORBCOMM provide the global visibility needed to allow fleet managers to optimise utilisation, avoid empty loads, prevent theft or misuse, improve preventive maintenance, and more.

Optimise Utilization and Gain Complete Trailer Visibility

  • Gain visibility of your entire fleet with two-way communications. Cost-effectively transmit as often as you need to.
  • Reduce dwell times and improve tractor-to-trailer ratio with telematics systems to ensure maximum trailer utilization.
  • Improve turn times and reduce the number of idle assets by as much as 40% in the first month.
  • Integrate cargo sensors to receive notifications that help streamline trailer load and unload cycles.
  • Use optional, dual-mode satellite-cellular connectivity to track assets 24/7, even where cellular is unreliable.

Integrate with TMS and Third-Party Applications

  • Seamlessly integrate with third-party transportation management systems (TMS) and applications
  • Fully integrated end-to-end telematics allows users to access live trailer fleet data from a familiar interface.
  • Use top dispatch systems (McLeod, TMW Systems, PeopleNet) as the main interface for a centralized view of asset location, temperature/sensor readings, alarm events and more.

Improve Preventative Maintenance

  • Reduce maintenance costs by using ruggedised, solar-powered devices that don’t require disruptive and frequent battery changes.
  • Increase efficiency by proactively scheduling preventative trailer maintenance.
  • Track miles driven and engine hours in real time to monitor if a trailer is over/underutilised.

Help Prevent Trailer Theft and Unauthorised Use

  • Use geofences and configurable alerts to be notified of unauthorised trailer moves and unscheduled stops that could indicate theft.
  • Improve your chances of recovering a stolen load or asset with live GPS location data.
  • Receive alerts when trailer doors open outside set parameters, and use sensors to detect fuel theft.

Reduce Fuel Costs and Cycle Times

  • Track changes in fuel levels, detect theft and rapid fuel loss by reading sensor data.
  • Compare invoices with refuel events. Analyze fuel usage by customer, location and order number to further reduce fuel costs.

Avoid Running Overloaded Trailers

  • Eliminate potential fines for overloaded trailers by monitoring the weight of trailers in real-time.
  • Receive alerts onscreen, SMS or email if maximum allowable weights are exceeded.
  • Configure maximum weights for different trailers to allow for different vehicle types.

Trailer Tracking

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BT 120 (Cellular)
The BT 120 is a reliable, accurate trailer tracking device with robust external door sensors, real-time alerts and proactive maintenance management. Flexible communications take advantage of the higher performance and reliability of 4G LTE networks.

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IDP-800 (Satellite)
The IDP-800 is a low-profile, fully programmable satellite communications device with an integrated battery compartment that uses the two-way IsatData Pro satellite network for near real-time tracking of trailers, containers, vessels and more.

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Trailer Tracking

FleetManager: Go Beyond Trailer Tracking By Unlocking the Power of Your Fleet Data

FleetManager is a cloud-based analytics platform and information management engine which unlocks valuable data for every user in the organisation.

Optimised to work with ORBCOMM’s truck, refrigerated, container and trailer tracking devices, FleetManager delivers advanced reporting and analytics for the entire fleet on one single platform. With mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, FleetManager provides all that is needed to ensure regulatory compliance, maximise asset utilisation, minimise operational costs, increase driver productivity and improve customer satisfaction for better ROI.

Depending on your fleet, FleetManager can be configured to display specific workspaces with individual workspaces for dispatchers, fleet managers or the safety and compliance team. Its powerful features include individualised customisation, advanced data mining, configurable reporting, intelligent search options, multi-user management and advanced mapping.

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Related Web Applications

Fleet owners today need complete visibility of their trailers to maximise utilisation, reduce operational costs and improve delivery predictability. CargoWatch is a high-performance trailer tracking application optimising logistics management solutions for transportation service providers. CargoWatch delivers visible fleet status and exception reporting to allow transportation companies to optimise their fleets and achieve a significant return on investment (ROI) immediately.

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“We’re able to track trailers, the temperatures in the trailers all the time, the trucks, everything. Everything is faster—response time in the truck with drivers, the visibility for drivers—the reports are so much clearer. Overall, I’d say across the fleet it has boosted efficiency— it’s an easy system to work with. The drivers like it.”

Randy Martin, Compliance Manager, Dutch Valley Foods

Trailer Tracking Resources

Q&A: Reefer Trailer Monitoring

Your questions answered on FSMA compliance and other key components of a reefer trailer monitoring and control solution.

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All-in-One In-Cab, ELD, Reefer and Trailer Tracking

For Dutch Valley, one of the unexpected benefits of ORBCOMM trailer tracking is finding assets that have gone missing.

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Improve Driver Retention with Trailer Tracking

Beyond competitive wages, benefits and training, learn how you can leverage technology to improve drivers’ quality of life at work.

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Trailer Tracking Making Life Easier for Drivers

Learn how ORBCOMM's trailer telematics and McLeod integration work together to boost performance for Chief Express.

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