Asset tracking on rise

Led by such industry giants as Schneider National and J.B. Hunt, fleets are increasingly turning to asset-tracking technology, according to a new report from Technology Assessment Assoc. Cost control is a big issue for transportation companies, said Technology Assessment managing director George Perros. Managers are turning to asset utilization in increasing numbers, trying to squeeze more loads,

Led by such industry giants as Schneider National and J.B. Hunt, fleets are increasingly turning to asset-tracking technology, according to a new report from Technology Assessment Assoc.

“Cost control is a big issue for transportation companies,” said Technology Assessment managing director George Perros. “Managers are turning to asset utilization in increasing numbers, trying to squeeze more loads, more stops and more shipments out of the same equipment.

“We now expect trailer tracking to mirror the trend we've seen in the cab, with third-party aftermarket electronics establishing the market, and the large equipment OEMs stepping in to take control of the market at the factory,” he added.

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