In the transportation industry, GPS tracking solutions play a key role in optimizing the increasing billable miles, reducing fuel usage and cutting operational costs. However, the security-related features are perhaps the most important attributes.
The necessity and volatility of the global supply chain requires visibility into vehicle and cargo locations, and GPS tracking solutions enable businesses to locate containers in real-time. In fact, organizations must often know not only the exact location and current status of cargo (in a warehouse, on a truck or crossing the ocean), but they must also ensure that the shipment has not been tampered with and that environmental controls, if necessary, remain intact.
In order to ensure ubiquitous connectivity on land and across oceans, GPS solutions must utilize wireless services able to cross national boundaries in a seamless, cost-conscious manner. Companies cannot afford to take on unmitigated roaming and tariff charges merely to track their goods in the supply chain. The cost-effective and simple answer is to provide a single platform that aggregates multiple “in-country” mobile networks and technologies through one management interface for billing, support, logistics and relationship management. This is the only way to ensure cargo and vehicle security with predictable costs, regardless of the country where data is consumed.
GPS tracking solutions provide security through:
- Real Time and Historical Tracking: Follow cargo on-the-move and also view a complete history of all tracking sessions recorded over time.
- Alerts and Notification Delivery: On-vehicle panic buttons, instant alerts on the trucking fleet management software platform help drivers inform officials in the event of an emergency.
- Geofencing: Spatial fences allow businesses to confine objects to a prescribed geographic region. Alerts can be sent upon entering and/or leaving the fenced zone as well as in the event of delayed vehicle or asset.
Position Logic’s precision LBS solution for transportation meets regulatory requirements and provides critical security for mobile assets. Contact us for more information on how we can help reduce liability and risk, and protect your vehicles and valuable cargo.