Teletrac, Inc., a provider of metro and regional fleet location information systems,announced at World of Concrete the availability of Trailer and AssetTracking Units, new devices that it says increase the security of commercial vehicletrailers and mobile assets as well as provide inventory management. Theunits, which are installed in a piece of equipment or a truck trailer,report location information to the operator or owner if they have started tomove, or have been stopped for a pre-set time period, enabling fleet ownersto locate and recover stolen vehicles and equipment. According to the company, their partnership withNumerex Corp. allows nationwide coverage in the U.S. as wellas coverage in Mexico and Canada, via Numerex's Cellemetry(r) network.Users can also set the units to report location information from any pointin the U.S. if they have been moved outside of a pre-set zone of compliance.The Trailer and Asset Tracking Units report through FleetDirector,Teletrac's wireless vehicle location information system that allowsoperators and owners to view the location of their commercial vehicle fleetsin real-time on their computer screens. Trailer and Asset Tracking Unitlocation reports can be viewed on screen, or through alerts sent tooperators and owners portable devices. Instead of constantly polling for and reporting unit status andlocation, both units are programmed to report to the user new locationinformation only if they have been moved, stopped for more than a set amountof time, or moved outside of a defined geographical zone, according to the company."In this day and age, security is key for all industries with commercialvehicle fleets, whether it's a question of asset protection, driver safetyor even national security," said Tony Eales, CEO of Teletrac, Inc. "Teletracis proud to provide practical, affordable technology that fulfills thesecurity needs of all types of commercial vehicle fleets."The Asset Tracking Unit secures a piece of equipment or cargo with its ownpower source, and contains a receiver, an antenna, wiring and a backupbattery. It is capable of locating an asset, even when detached from itsvehicle. The Trailer Unit is designed to monitor a truck trailer, and isself-contained with its own solar panel recharging system and battery pack.It is installed behind a false wall in the trailer. According to the company, users may choose to set the Trailer or Asset Tracking Units as either"armed" or "disarmed" through a switch. An armed unit automatically reportsto the dispatcher when movement occurs, communicating new location andstatus information. If the unit is disarmed, no locations or statuses aresent to the user. Instead, locations are logged to a data storage box, whichcan be recovered and downloaded upon request by a technician. As the unitmoves, it will continue to send in location messages based on time anddistance.For more information on Teletrac's Trailer and Asset Tracking Units, orTeletrac's full line of commercial vehicle location information systems,call 1-800-835-3872 or visit Teletrac on the Web at www.teletrac.net
. Or,stop by Teletrac's booth at World of Concrete, #1471.About Teletrac
Teletrac, based in Garden Grove, Calif., is the originator of wireless metrolocation information systems. The company's products givecommercial fleet managers the tools to track their fleets' movements, ensurethat their employees are meeting productivity goals and fulfilling the needsof their respective customers. Teletrac's customers include Dial-a-Mattress and the city of Houston, Texas. Thecompany offers service in major metropolitan areas across the U.S.,including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, SanDiego, San Francisco, Miami, Phoenix and Detroit. Teletrac is a private,wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Trafficmaster, Plc., the dominantquality traffic information provider in the worldwide telematics market. Formore information, please visit Teletrac on the Web at www.teletrac.net.