LoJack Corp. of Westwood, MA, a company providing police-operated stolen vehicle tracking technology, said it has adapted its system for use on untethered trailers that are commonly used to carry hazardous materials.
"This is our way of answering an urgent call from the U.S. Department of Transportation to become active participants in America's battle against terrorism, and to increase security for trucks and semis carrying hazardous materials," said Joseph F. Abely, the company’s president & COO.
LoJack said it has also begun working with several petroleum firms as well as other corporations that use trucks to transport hazardous materials. Self-contained with their own batteries, LoJack’s trailer-tracking units use the same patented radio frequency technology employed by police as LoJack for automobiles.
Operating with a 12-volt or 24-volt battery source, they do not require any external power source, and are equipped with a backup battery. Installations take place at authorized dealerships or at the customer's location and there is no monthly service fee, the company said.