Teletouch Communications has unveiled its new generation of wireless mobile asset tracking products with start/stop motion detection.
Besides traditional location reporting features, these new tracking products notify fleet managers when a trailer is in motion and when it breaks a designated “geofence” (the borders of a specific area, such as a terminal). When a trailer starts or stops moving, the devices transmit the location and other data, via satellite, to the mapping software at the trucking company's fleet management office. By knowing when a trailer is moving and when it is on course, companies can log time more effectively and develop more efficient routing, billing, and payment procedures.
The self-contained tracking products, attached discreetly to trailers, come in three formats. All three feature the start/stop functionality. A one-way device sends reports at designated intervals, a two-way device is “pingable,” and a line-powered device is attached to a power source on the tractor or trailer and sends information on location, fuel level and overspeed. Teletouch also makes these devices with a detachable antenna.