It won’t be long before high-tech monitoring units will be installed in every semi in North America.
These high tech multi-purpose monitoring units called telematics and electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) are changing the way large fleet companies operate.
EOBRs can transmit important vehicle information in real time such as:
- The temperature in the truck’s refrigeration compartment
- Truck equipment problems and other sensory diagnostics
- Driving habits (driving hours, fuel efficiency factors, location, hard braking, activation of roll stability controls.)
Knowing the temperature in a truck’s refrigeration unit helps to prevent food spoilage. If the company knows that there’s an issue with the refrigeration equipment, the truck can be diverted off its route for immediate maintenance.
But with the help of GPS fleet tracking, it’s more than just the temperature inside the truck that can be monitored. GPS tracking devices coupled with fleet management software can help drivers plan the most efficient routes while reducing fuel consumption. Not to mention all the other benefits of fleet tracking.
How GPS Data is Making a Big Difference to Trucking
This all-encompassing data not only helps companies save money through efficiencies and better control over the goods being transported, but one of the greatest and immediate benefits of installing EOBRs is that it can improve highway safety by reducing driver fatigue.
It is estimated that 3 million truck drivers still use paper logs to track their hours and equipment maintenance. When you have potentially tired humans updating logs, there is great room for error.
In the USA, “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon require all carriers to install some type of electronic on-board monitoring device in their vehicles to track vehicle status and how many hours a driver has been on the road”.
There’s a good chance that in the near future, fleet companies will be required to install GPS fleet tracking technology.
Geotab’s Fleet Tracking & Truck Temperature Monitoring
GPS fleet tracking is sure to see your company significant savings. As an official reseller of the Geotab GPS system, we at GPS to GO stand behind this product for its incredible ease of installation and multitude of uses and benefits.
The Geotab tracking devices can also be coupled with temperature sensors in refrigeration trucks to communicate all this sensory data back to the fleet management software, allowing management to know the status of all goods in real time.
If you are interested in a GPS tracking solution with the ability for temperature monitoring, the Geotab system continues to exceed expectations time and again. And with our customer service and great plans (no long term or fixed contracts), we can make GPS fleet tracking an asset to your company.
Larger companies may have the capital to outfit their vehicles with GPS systems. But GPS systems can benefit both small and large businesses and in the long run (or even short run!) prove to be a wise investment.
Russ Salo, President
GPS to GO, now you know