FleetLocate FL Flex is the future of trailer management – a powerful, customizable GPS tracking solution that arms fleets and OEMs alike with a single, proven device to support a myriad of configurations. A flexible base unit allows you to configure or tailor the solution to meet your fleet’s needs with a solar panel, or with sensors such as door, cargo, temperature, tire pressure, etc.
Trailer/Asset Intelligence Resource Center
Trailer/Asset Intelligence Resource Center
What is a “smart trailer”?
Better trailer management requires better visibility. Your trailer tracking system should be doing much more than locating your trailers once or twice daily. Ideally, it should connect you to a continuous stream of rich data that supports faster, smarter, more profitable business decisions.
How Is FleetLocate Advancing Smart Trailer?
Smart Trailer is the Future: The Future Is Now!
Hear how IntelliScan technology by Spireon takes cargo sensor accuracy to new, unprecedented levels, in short video clips from a webinar featuring Reza Hemmati, Spireon Vice President of Product Management.
A Day in the Life of an Asset Manager
Spireon FleetLocate is a complete trailer management solution that captures a wealth of Rich Data at the trailer level, and then translates this data into easy-to-understand, actionable business intelligence that increases your trailer productivity and efficiencies while reducing waste and costs.
IntelliScan® technology by Spireon is an advanced method of load detection that leverages a proprietary combination of optical imaging and laser time of flight technologies to deliver unprecedented accuracy in cargo sensing. With IntelliScan®, your FleetLocate cargo sensor will read the entire 53’ trailer, reliably and accurately, in extreme environmental conditions, and with varied load types such as “soft” cargo like carpet or paper. Play the animation below to see how it works.
Cost of Ownership: Buying vs. LeasingWATCH FULL VIDEO
Fleet ownership has a number of benefits, but with those benefits come a number of associated costs, including maintenance, repairs and eventually replacement. Likewise, leasing provides a number of advantages as well. While both options have their pros and cons, how can companies make the decision that is best for them?
To address the pros and cons of buying versus leasing, FreightWaves and Spireon partnered for an hour-long webinar featuring Dean Croke, Chief Insights Officer for FreightWaves, and Brent Russell, Executive Vice President, Contract Leasing Corp. You can watch key clips from the webinar, or watch the entire program.
The Road Ahead: The Industry Speaks on Smart Trailer UtilizationWATCH FULL VIDEO
Smart trailer technology opens a new realm of opportunity within the freight industry, with the ability to provide actionable, real-time data, tracking and monitoring capabilities that enable companies to analyze performance and make timely improvements. However, for carriers to fully benefit from the technology, they need to be able to prove ROI and cost-savings. In an industry survey recently conducted by FreightWaves and Spireon to gauge industry progress around trailer technology adoption, we gathered interesting insights about the value of the technology and what companies still need to do to utilize it to its full potential.
Outlook for 2020: Preparing for an Economic SlowdownWATCH FULL VIDEO
The freight market has seen a great deal of volatility in 2018 and 2019, and 2020 is shaping up to be a year of additional uncertainty, heightened by the ongoing trade war and an election cycle that could yield very different outcomes based on how the results shape up. With so many factors still up in the air, making the best decisions for any organization will be a complexity-filled process that is best navigated through current data analysis and historical patterns.
Watch this hour-long webinar for an overview of the potential outcomes that 2020 could have in store and the effects that those outcomes may have on the broader industry.
“Smart Trailer” is hot talk, but what does it mean? Depending on who you ask, it’s anything from accessory light packages to machine learning. Join to see which trailer technologies are really moving the needle today, and how the future is less about buzzwords and more about true trailer intelligence.
Smart Trailer is the Future: The Future is NowWatch Now
The growing economy is increasing pressure on fleets to maximize trailer utilization. Learn about the impact on the industry and how new cargo sensor technologies can protect your growth and bottom line in this complimentary on demand webinar.
The Real Cost of Fuel: True Costs and Not Just AveragesWatch Now
The largest operating expense in trucking is diesel fuel, but do you really know the true cost of your fuel? What if you could get true costs and not just averages? How much would that improve your forecasting and bottom line? Find out how.
Getting Paid Faster: Shipping & Payment ReconciliationWatch Now
Cash is king, as the old saying goes, and getting paid faster is the goal of nearly every company. New technologies can help your company accomplish this goal and get your payments in faster than ever before. Watch this webinar
The Future of Trailer Fleet Management TechnologyWatch Now
Trailer fleet management technology is changing rapidly. Get an inside look at how GPS trackers and trailer sensors are evolving for the future and how that will help improve your bottom line.
Time Is Money: Managing Detention More ProfitablyWatch Now
Detention is one of the largest concerns facing drivers and fleets today. DAT research revealed that 63% of drivers spend more than three hours waiting for their trucks to be loaded or unloaded, causing them to miss subsequent loads.
Best Practices for Rightsizing Your Trailer FleetWatch Now
Not long ago, trailer telematics was tech only top fleets employed. Hear from seasoned pros at marquee transportation companies tell how they are maximizing utilization, rightsizing busy trailer fleets, and killing the competition.
FleetLocate Trailer Management in ActionWatch DEMO
Here’s your chance to get a look at exactly what FleetLocate can do for you. In this short, No-BS demo, you will see:
“Carriers are looking for improved utilization anywhere they can find it. What I think is the heart and soul of the smart trailer movement is an extremely reliable load detection system. We really believe that starts with giving carriers a look into their trailers.”
–Reza Hemmati, Vice President, Product Management, Spireon
Find Out How Smart Trailer Data is Used in the Industry — And What You Should Do About It
Survey data shows that very few trucking carriers fully leverage smart trailer data. Find out exactly what data other carriers are gathering and using, and how you can use that to your competitive advantage.
In this informative white paper, you’ll learn:
- How many carriers are taking advantage of everything their GPS-enabled smart trailers have to offer
- What benefits of smart trailer systems are seen as most beneficial by other carriers
- How widely GPS tracking technology is currently used in the industry
- Why your competitors are using smart trailers
- And more
Don’t let your competitors gain an edge — get the facts now!
Compare the Leading Trailer Intelligence Vendors
Get the info on trailer management systems you need.
Now you can use our handy Trailer Management System Comparison tool to see how 11 of the leading solutions meet your needs in:
- Uptime guarantee
- Cargo sensing technology accuracy
- Modular devices
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- Leasing module
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Other Industry Resources
- Fleets Using ‘Smart Trailers’ to Protect Cargo, Components and Profits – CCJ
- Where to Start with Trailer Telematics – Fleet Equipment
- Carriers, Suppliers Work to Boost Utilization of Cargo Sensors – Transport Topics
- Optimizing Trailer Utilization: Using Telematics to Operate Assets More Efficiently – Fleet Equipment
- Detention Time Continues to Creep Up at Docks Across the Country – TCA
- Bita Standards Council Ratifies and Publishes First Data Standard – BiTA
Other FMCSA Resources
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
FAST Act – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act
For-Hire Carrier – Company in the business of transporting freight belonging to others.
Intermodal Transportation –The transportation movement involving more than one mode (e.g., rail/motor, motor/air, rail/water).
ISS (ISS-D) – Inspection Selection System
LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) – A quantity of freight less than that required for the application of truckload (TL) rate; usually less than 10,000 pounds.
LTL Carrier –Trucking company which consolidates less-than-truckload cargo for multiple destinations on one vehicle
Reefer – Refrigerated trailer with insulate walls and a self-powered refrigeration unit. Most commonly used for transporting food.
Smart Trailer – a telematics concept where a hub, or gateway, gathers the status of cargo and trailer components to provide a continuous stream of rich data that supports faster, smarter, more profitable business decisions and enables the user to use that data to improve the return on that asset.