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Trailer Track System

When people think of tracking their trailer, they generally think of having a tracker and then a way to view location of a vehicle. But, having a trailer track system is far more than just tracking a location. You need a complete system that location is only part of. With a complete tracking system, you can monitor far more than just the location of your trailers. With a system, you can know which trailers are being over-utilized, under-utilized, and in...

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Do You Really Need Temperature Alerts with Your Trailer Tracker?

As if trackers, in their bare genius glory, are not already the most excellent thing invented in their corner of the world. Yes, the best thing in fleet telematics is here – yet again. Trailer Temperature Monitoring Devices were invented into existence to make sure the central authority of your fleet company has real-time updates on the temperature inside your refrigerated trailers. These devices are very useful because on top of the real-time temperature monitoring they provide, they also give...

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Trailer Tracking for Hassle Free Yard Checks

Yard checks can be such a pain in the neck and a single mistake could turn out to be a massive inconvenience. Worse, improper warehouse/yard management can result in a catastrophic mess that will significantly drag down your team’s efficiency and productivity. The most experienced trailer operators know that idleness is the worst enemy of the business and can actually be the main cause behind missed profit targets. Sadly, this is something beyond Batman’s scope of service… But don’t fret!...

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve Fleet Operations

Information technology permeates all parts of a successful trucking fleet's operations today, and sessions at ALK's Transportation Technology Summit last week showcased technology used in trailer detention management, in-cab navigation, in-cab video and driver hiring. The event in Princeton, N.J., April 4-7, brought together representatives of trucking fleets and technology providers to share their thoughts on the future of the industry and how technologies can improve carrier operations. Read More Call one of our Trailer Fleet Experts today! 254-898-3474

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Chicken Worth $80,000 Held Ransom

"Police say the trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula, Montana, for a month before it was discovered this week with rancid juices from the cargo dripping onto the pavement and attracting flies. Hall abandoned the trailer after his employer, Dixie River Freight Inc., refused his demands for more money to deliver its then-frozen cargo to Kent, Washington, according to police." Read about the drivers arrest... Don't let this happen to you. Know...

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Remote Temp Monitoring

Automatically watching the perishable load as it goes down the road or the rails saves money and brings peace of mind. When you're delivering temperature-sensitive cargoes, things can get nasty if the produce, meat, ice cream or whatever's in the trailer shows up too cold or too warm. Systems such as Thermo King's TracKing can alert fleets to temperature problems eve if the driver doesn't. Guys on the dock reject the load, and then the finger-pointing starts. Read More About...

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Trailer Tracking and Food Safety

New regulations will make tracking technology even more prevalent. Trailer tracking technology has been around a number of years, with a growing number of refrigerated and other food-related carriers deploying the technologies. But upcoming federal regulations will make it even more important. “Trailer tracking was used as a ‘throw-in,’ but now if you aren’t tracking trailers, you are behind the curve,” says Chris MacDonald, vice president sales, StarTrak business for Orbcomm. MacDonald estimates that up to 80% of the top...

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