Commercial trailer tracking systems
Trailer telematics for the smart connected fleet
Industry’s top choice for trailer GPS
Gain Complete Trailer Visibility
Increase Trailer Utilization
Minimize Trailer Detention Time
A Complete Solution
Trailer GPS TrackingSee the position of every trailer in real time.
Solar-PoweredProven design with no maintenance for up to 10 years.
GeofencesCreate virtual fences to get alerts of key movements.
Smart SensorsExtensive support for door, temperature and cargo sensors.
Tractor IDAutomatically detect and pair the right tractor with the right trailer.
Cargo CameraHigh-definition cargo camera sensors show available trailer space.
Custom Reports and AnalyticsMonitor engine health, fuel consumption, inventory and more.
Utilization ReportsEnsure assets are being maximized by setting geofences.
Fast, Easy InstallKeep trailers on the road, driving revenue for your fleet.
RuggedizedBuilt to withstand extreme weather, dust, shock and vibration.
Backup SatelliteOptional satellite for reliable dual mode outside of cellular.
Fully IntegratedIntegrate data into top TMS, third-party apps and ERP systems.
Analyze all your trailer data in one convenient location
Trailer Tracking Devices and Sensors
Customer Experience: Trailer Utilization
- Reduce deadhead miles with trailer visibility.
- Ensure cargo quality through temperature tracking.
- Leverage data to improve trailer productivity.
- Deliver accurate estimates with location tracking.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many reasons why fleet managers should track their trailers. First, knowing the location of your trailers can help inform trip routing, ensuring the closest available trailers are being sent to jobs.
With ORBCOMM fleet trailer tracking, fleet managers can identify trailers left and forgotten in customer yards. Locating these underutilized assets through trailer tracking and getting them back into rotation can help improve asset utilization and paints a clearer picture of procurement needs by showing fleets their true trailer count.
With cargo theft being such an industry concern, an ORBCOMM GPS trailer tracking system can play a pivotal role in preventing—and potentially recovering—stolen assets and cargo. Trailer location data can also help fleet managers verify pickups and drop-offs and ensure unauthorized routes aren’t being taken. ORBCOMM trailer tracking can alert users based on motion detection so that trailers sitting in the yard can also be monitored around the clock. Lastly, through trailer tracking, fleet managers can get a glimpse into the time that trailers spend at a customer’s destination for pickup and drop-off.
When you install an ORBCOMM telematics device into a trailer, it collects location data and sends—or reports—the data to the cloud via the connectivity type of your choice—often cellular. From there, fleet managers can view that data to remotely track their trailers on the ORBCOMM platform using virtually any device.
Trailer trackers provide valuable location data that can help fleet managers pinpoint how much each trailer has been used over time. With this information, repair crews can better determine the needs of each individual asset and triage the work accordingly.
Using GPS for trailer tracking, fleets can identify which trailers they’re using the most and which they’re using the least. This is important for asset utilization, as it can uncover trailers that need to be added to the rotation more often.
Battery life typically depends on the device type, and standard batteries need to be manually replaced or recharged regularly. That’s why ORBCOMM’s GPS trailer tracking devices use solar power, so once they’re installed, you don’t need to touch them again.
Our solar-powered batteries, fully charged when shipped, hold their charge for six months, allowing for storage before installation. Once installed, the batteries recharge even in indirect light, and can deliver uninterrupted messages even on overcast days. Powered by solar panels equipped with the latest technology, the batteries are designed to never lose their charge and be used throughout the asset’s lifetime.