Magazine Article | June 24, 2014

When A Trailer Is The First "M" In M2M, Everything Is On Time

Source: Field Technologies Magazine

By Roni Taylor, VP, product management, FleetLocate asset & trailer intelligence, Spireon, www.spireon.com

Spend a day with a trailer, and you’ll see how its every move — or nonmove — feeds a stream of rich data that optimizes trailer utilization for trucking firms.

Consider all of the time-critical freight in transit at any given point during the day: Automotive parts on their way to the just in time (JIT) manufacturers, ripening produce from the fields to the markets, life-saving pharmaceuticals from the labs to the hospitals. There are millions of logistic moves where M2M (machine-to-machine) trailer tracking solutions are delivering real-time intelligence for on-time, cost-saving outcomes.

What is making the difference in today’s on-time logistics management? Rich M2M data systems that provide continuous real-time visibility. These systems collect and transmit GPS data, in addition to status of the trailer, loaded or empty, open and closed doors, and a variety of alerts to continually improve trailer utilization and keep cargo moving toward its destinations instead of sitting idle.

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