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Penske Logistics Uses RFID, GPS to Track Customer's Trailers

Penske Logistics is installing a passive RFID and GPS system to track locations and movements of trailers in the yard of a customer's manufacturing facility in Texas.  The manufacturer employs Penske's services to manage freight movement around the facility yard, thus ensuring that the average 100 trailers arriving daily, filled with materials for the products the firm makes, can be located and unloaded at the appropriate time. The wireless tracking system is slated to go live in November, says Chuck Papa, vice president of strategic value for Penske Logistics.

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Penske Logistics is installing a passive RFID and GPS system to track locations and movements of trailers in the yard of a customer's manufacturing facility in Texas.  The manufacturer employs Penske's services to manage freight movement around the facility yard, thus ensuring that the average 100 trailers arriving daily, filled with materials for the products the firm makes, can be located and unloaded at the appropriate time. The wireless tracking system is slated to go live in November, says Chuck Papa, vice president of strategic value for Penske Logistics.

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