As the use of telematics expands, so too does its potential. One sector quickly realizing and capitalizing on the growing benefits is freight transportation and fleet management. By employing this fusion of telecommunication and informatics, businesses around the globe are discovering new, more efficient means to manage their transport and logistics operations.
How does a telematic system work in the trucking industry? Essentially, it produces real-time data by tracking the operation and performance of machinery through advanced onboard monitoring and communication processes. At the center of this system is a device known as a BlackBox or T-box. Equipped with an internal algorithm, this sophisticated device collects, analyzes and transmits an assortment of data relating to the vehicle.
By monitoring and generating reports on critical metrics — such as GPS location, mileage, drive time, speed, fuel usage, driver behavior, etc. — telematics works to enhance transparency, productivity and safety while enriching logistics overall. Additionally, telematics can improve freight transportation by cutting costs and increasing operational efficiency.
For instance, telematics can help streamline route planning and aid in recovering stolen assets via GPS technology. It can also provide alerts on routine vehicle maintenance as well as unexpected repairs. These notifications could better protect drivers and assets without compromising productivity.
As the utilization of this technical modernization intensifies, we’ll see its value revolutionize the sector even further as even more advantages come to light. To learn more about telematics in freight transportation and fleet management, check out the accompanying resource.
Infographic created by Track Your Track, a GPS vehicle tracking devices company