Fleet managers face the constant challenge of operating logistics. They need to know where each tractor and trailer is at all times. Trailers are often “lost” at customer sites and drivers may stray from the prescribed route and schedule. Tractors and trailers need to be paired as efficiently as possibly.
The AXTracker, a self-contained tracking device, can provide an owner/operator with location and event information which allows the company to reduce the tractor to trailer ratio and eliminate time spent trying to locate lost or stolen trailers. The easy installation and zero-maintenance AXTracker is a low cost, turn-key solution to fleet management.
The compact rugged enclosure attaches easily to the top of a cargo container, railcar or trailer. Features like motion detection, under-utilized asset notification, and geofencing enable the fleet manager to run more efficiently and ultimately cut operating cost. Status, location, and event information transmitted via SENS Data Service provides the fleet manager with the information necessary to optimize logistics even in remote areas that are not covered by traditional modes of communication.
Containerized transport is complex, involving a large number of hand-offs and interactions between the manufacturer, shipping line, ports, marine vessels, dray operators, and other members of the transport chain. An estimated $23 billion was lost to in-transit theft in 2005 and container traffic is expected to increase at a rate of approximately 10% annually. Additionally, cargo containers remain a target for terrorist activities.
End-users and shippers require electronic tracking to provide an audit trail to identify when and where the supply chain fails. A SENS Data Service enabled tracking solution can improve container security and reduce loss and terrorism. Comtech Mobile offers two solutions, one permanent and one removable. The first solution consists of a tracking device mounted on the container. The second is a removable container seal. Both can be combined with a variety of sensors and RFID to provide a complete supply chain visibility.