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Fleet Managers Can Improve Services with GPS Tracking

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June 10, 2014

Fleet Managers Can Improve Services with GPS Tracking

By Alisen Downey, TMCnet Web Editor

To the customer, the process of transporting merchandise and keeping store shelves stocked is a process that’s barely noticed — unless something goes wrong and there’s a delay in product availability. For the transportation industry, ensuring that shipments go smoothly is no simple task. Trailers and the assets they carry need to be tracked and accounted for, and depending on the contents of shipments, their whereabouts may need to be documented incrementally as they’re transported.

Needless to say, trailer and asset management is not without its fair share of challenges. Without the right technology, the process of tracking and recording can become clunky, complicated and inefficient. But there are a growing number of embedded M2M solutions out there that can help make fleet management a snap, allowing trucks to essentially talk to each other and to the company. With the right technology, companies can gain access to powerful tools and resources, such as rich data received in real time. Using a single system to manage all aspects of tracking, the process will become streamlined—not to mention saving managers time and money at the same time.

Spireon’s FleetLocate solution for trailers and assets, for instance, utilizes state-of-the-art GPS tracking software, providing businesses with near real-time location and status information over the Sprint (News - Alert) network. In an effort to give fleet managers the tools they need to succeed, Sprint will be hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, June 24, at 12 p.m. (EDT)

During the webinar, attendees will learn how to increase overall operational efficiencies by tackling workflow issues to improve productivity, maximize trailer and asset utilization, optimize trailer pools, increase turns per trailer and automate trailer yard checks to save time, and streamline maintenance based on trailer mileage to more effectively service equipment.

Embedded M2M fleet management, coupled with GPS tracking, allows companies to not only track in real time but also intelligently predict issues to avoid them happening in the first place. Want to learn more? Register for the informational webinar, “Trailer & Asset Management Tips: How to Achieve Greater Savings and Efficiencies with GPS tracking,” today.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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