In today’s world, technology has become man’s best friend. Slowly but surely, technology has integrated into our lives and made it more convenient. If you look around you, everything has a touch of technology. The trucking business is no different. With technology, a trucking company can track their drivers and shipments and thus, streamline and optimize delivery methods.
With a tracker, a company can receive real-time updates and reports on the whereabouts of the truck. Truck tracking devices can determine the exact location of the truck and driver, the direction and speed of travel, the status of the delivery, and etc. This allows the fleet managers and the drivers to have constant communication. Moreover, it allows the company to constantly monitor cargo, especially sensitive and expensive ones.
In a trucking company, one of the biggest costs would be fuel. We all know that more miles and/or heavier traffic would result in more gasoline use. Most truck tracking devices can help reduce fuel by providing optimized routing. This means that the device is smart enough to know the real-time traffic situation and thus, create a different path to avoid all that. With this, drivers drive lesser miles while ensuring a fast delivery and happy customer. Remember, nothing matters more than a satisfied client.
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In Canada, cargo theft has steadily been increasing. According to the National Cargo Theft Reporting Program, the first half of 2018 saw cargo thefts of C$27 million while 2017 had cargo thefts worth C$46.2 million. Truck tracking devices have stepped in to help solve this problem. Truck tracking monitors are now equipped with sensors that warn drivers whenever they are travelling in theft-prone areas. A device like FieldLogix can even alert drivers and fleet managers on towing and after-hours driving. Some devices can even track stolen trucks and cargo.
Happy drivers, happy truck
A majority of truck tracking gadgets also monitors the status of both the drivers and the trucks. These devices provide speeding notifications based on the location and monitor the driver’s compliance. Some even give reports on the driver’s driving trends and speeds. With this, companies can keep an eye on their drivers’ behaviors and thus, reprimand and reform dangerous driving practices.
Aside from the driver, tracking equipment also ensures that the truck is in good shape. Smart trackers monitor the engine’s health and status and alert the driver whenever a part needs fixing. Moreover, some devices also notify the driver of the truck’s maintenance schedule. This can help companies reduce their costs on vehicle repair as there is constant surveillance.
With the benefits listed above, a tracking device is definitely a lucrative investment. Real-time reports and updates can surely help a trucking company monitor and oversee the condition of their trucks, cargo and drivers. This constant checking can help them improve their system by consistently removing the chinks in their armor. Technology has definitely helped trucking companies provide a faster, more competent and reliable service to their customers.