Teletrac, Inc., a provider of metro and regional fleet location information systems,
announced at World of Concrete the availability of Trailer and Asset
Tracking Units, new devices that it says increase the security of commercial vehicle
trailers and mobile assets as well as provide inventory management.
units, which are installed in a piece of equipment or a truck trailer,
report location information to the operator or owner if they have started to
move, or have been stopped for a pre-set time period, enabling fleet owners
to locate and recover stolen vehicles and equipment. According to the company, their partnership with
Numerex Corp. allows nationwide coverage in the U.S. as well
as coverage in Mexico and Canada, via Numerex's Cellemetry(r) network.
Users can also set the units to report location information from any point
in 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 allows
operators and owners to view the location of their commercial vehicle fleets
in real-time on their computer screens. Trailer and Asset Tracking Unit
location reports can be viewed on screen, or through alerts sent to
operators and owners portable
devices. Instead of constantly polling for and reporting unit status and
location, both units are programmed to report to the user new location
information only if they have been moved, stopped for more than a set amount
of 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 commercial
vehicle fleets, whether it's a question of asset protection, driver safety
or even national security," said Tony Eales, CEO of Teletrac, Inc. "Teletrac
is proud to provide practical, affordable technology that fulfills the
security needs of all types of commercial vehicle fleets."
The Asset Tracking Unit secures a piece of equipment or cargo with its own
power source, and contains a receiver, an antenna, wiring and a backup
battery. It is capable of locating an asset, even when detached from its
vehicle. The Trailer Unit is designed to monitor a truck trailer, and is
self-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 reports
to the dispatcher when movement occurs, communicating new location and
status information. If the unit is disarmed, no locations or statuses are
sent to the user. Instead, locations are logged to a data storage box, which
can be recovered and downloaded upon request by a technician. As the unit
moves, it will continue to send in location messages based on time and
For more information on Teletrac's Trailer and Asset Tracking Units, or
Teletrac's full line of commercial vehicle location information systems,
call 1-800-835-3872 or visit Teletrac on the Web at www.teletrac.net
stop by Teletrac's booth at World of Concrete, #1471.
Teletrac, based in Garden Grove, Calif., is the originator of wireless metro
location information systems. The company's products give
commercial fleet managers the tools to track their fleets' movements, ensure
that their employees are meeting productivity goals and fulfilling the needs
of their respective customers. Teletrac's customers include Dial-a-Mattress and the city of Houston, Texas. The
company offers service in major metropolitan areas across the U.S.,
including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San
Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Phoenix and Detroit. Teletrac is a private,
wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Trafficmaster, Plc., the dominant
quality traffic information provider in the worldwide telematics market. For
more information, please visit Teletrac on the Web at www.teletrac.net.