Trailer telematics has evolved beyond location-tracking capabilities. Some systems now including cargo sensing – which indicates if a trailer is loaded – and some can tell you the weight within a trailer.
“To make informed trailer management decisions you need as much information in as near as real-time as you can get–everything from cargo status, door status and temperature if you’re hauling reefers,” Fleet Equipment Editor Jason Morgan explains in a new video on trailer telematics.
If you’re thinking about investing in a trailer telematics system, Morgan offers a few questions to consider:
- How long has the supplier been in the business of providing trailer-tracking solutions?
- Does the supplier offer different service plans?
- How often does the supplier update its user interface software?
- Does the supplier have open APIs to integrate this information into other telematics systems?
- Does the solution provide the right sensors to support your applications?
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