This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (March 2009)
Trailer tracking is tracking the position of an articulated vehicle’s trailer unit through a tracking device fitted to the trailer. 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
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.
- Tracking Device
- Communication Network
- Back-end Server and Database
- User Interface Software