Preventing Tractor Trailer Theft
Tractor-trailer theft is far more common than many people believe. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing types of theft in North America. Theft of tractor-trailers happens in two ways. Sometimes the entire trailer is taken, and other times it’s only the contents inside. Either way, this type of theft results in a significant loss for the trucking company.
Theft of commercial tractor-trailers is extremely lucrative for criminals. Organized gangs throughout the U.S. and Canada target unattended tractor-trailers everyday. Once stolen, the trailers are taken to a warehouse where the contents are removed and the trailer is stored. Unfortunately, these trailers are rarely retrieved.
Trailer Tracking Methods
Most trucking companies use a whiteboard to track their trailers. This method is ineffective and unreliable. While managers can see that trailers are missing, they have no way to locate them or figure out what happened. With an investment so large, it’s crucial to know exactly where all of your assets are located.
Some companies have begun using GPS to track their trailers. This method allows them to locate trailers, but it does not help them understand what happened. GPS also doesn’t provide the evidence necessary to locate criminals and prosecute them. It’s clear that trucking companies require a much more effective and reliable solution.
Trucking companies’ need to a solution that enables them to locate trailers, receive immediate notifications of potential problems and collect evidence that can be used in court and for insurance purposes.
Mint Controls’ IoT trailer tracking solution provides an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to monitor tractor-trailers. Our solution runs on solar power and stays charged for weeks. The system’s weather-resistant solar panels attach easily to the top of trucks. IoT connection allows our system to collect data and send real-time alerts and notifications of potential problems.
In addition to preventing theft, our unique system improves driver safety and accountability. We are the only company that integrates our trailer tracking system with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM.
Our trailer tracking solution installs quickly and easily. We provide 24/7 remote support and maintenance at reasonable fixed fee rates. Please click here for more information about trailer tracking.