Trailer tracking

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Trailer tracking is tracking the position of an articulated vehicle’s trailer unit through a tracking device fitted to the trailer.[1] A communication network or satellite network is then used to transfer this positional data to a centralised collection point. Trailer tracking is used to increase productivity by optimising the use of trailer fleets.

Trailer tracking system[edit]

Trailer tracking systems can provide essential information to trailer operators on; status, location, door activity and history. These systems utilize the information to provide reliable and protected services to shippers of perishable commodities.

Trailer Tracking is also a trucking term in which, when a Semi turns a corner the trailer tires will be closer to the curb (even jump the curb if semi turns to sharp) than the truck cab will be.

Trailer tracking systems require 4 essential components to operate.

  1. Tracking Device
  2. Communication Network
  3. Back-end Server and Database
  4. User Interface Software

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Donath, Bob (2002). The IOMA Handbook of Logistics and Inventory Management. John Wiley and Sons. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-471-20935-5.

Important things to know about trailer tracking