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Isotrak Trailer Tracking Increases Utilization

The latest version of Isotrak's vehicle tracking solution enables fleet operators to improve trailer utilization and cut operational costs and fleet size by as much as 10 percent, the manufacturer says. The Active Transport Management System (ATMSi) gives round-the-clock visibility of all the trailers in the fleet, identifying those in use and those underutilized.

With the high cost of trailers, whether bought or leased, plus their running costs, ATMSi ensures operators maximize the use of their assets by optimizing their fleets and taking unnecessary equipment off the road.

The system provides 7-percent to 15-percent efficiency savings by enabling the transport management team to compare actual fleet activity against the transport plan using real-time data, which enables them to identify whether further improvements and savings are possible. Instant access to trailer locations at the click of a button saves a lot of time and effort finding where loads are at any time and reduces administration costs too. With full visibility of the fleet, it is also possible to ensure that adequate trailers are available at the right locations to cover those being serviced or off-road for maintenance.

Lifecycle management of the trailers is much easier as all the equipment details are stored by the system and available at the touch of a button to provide an electronic audit trailer, including those assets used as stand-load trailers on customer premises. With the system, it is also possible to determine whether the fleet has the optimal mix of trailer types to cope efficiently with existing workloads and for business development. Refrigerated trailer operators can also fit rear-door monitors to check temperatures easily and automatically using the tracking system.

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With the high cost of trailers, whether bought or leased, plus their running costs, ATMSi ensures operators maximize the use of their assets by optimizing their fleets and taking unnecessary equipment off the road.

The system provides 7-percent to 15-percent efficiency savings by enabling the transport management team to compare actual fleet activity against the transport plan using real-time data, which enables them to identify whether further improvements and savings are possible. Instant access to trailer locations at the click of a button saves a lot of time and effort finding where loads are at any time and reduces administration costs too. With full visibility of the fleet, it is also possible to ensure that adequate trailers are available at the right locations to cover those being serviced or off-road for maintenance.

Lifecycle management of the trailers is much easier as all the equipment details are stored by the system and available at the touch of a button to provide an electronic audit trailer, including those assets used as stand-load trailers on customer premises. With the system, it is also possible to determine whether the fleet has the optimal mix of trailer types to cope efficiently with existing workloads and for business development. Refrigerated trailer operators can also fit rear-door monitors to check temperatures easily and automatically using the tracking system.

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