“We’re seeing a high spend on technology,” she said. “We’re thinking this is going to be a very good year for us.”
Instead of reporting a “snapshot” of a trailer’s location once or twice per day, Spireon’s FleetLocate platform offers a continuous, real-time flow of information about
“The early adopters of trailer tracking are doing this; they’re moving to more and more data because they want that visibility,” Taylor said. “When you move into the real-time rich data, that’s when your trailer visibility and control skyrockets, and that’s where you can really start improving your bottom line, because you can turn your trailers more often.”
Continuous data also enable fleets to track actual GPS trailer mileage, which is a useful tool for planning preventive maintenance, said Brad Jarvis, Spireon’s chief marketing officer. With GPS mileage, carriers can move from a time-based preventive maintenance cycle to a mileage-based cycle, he said.