PINC Solutions, a vendor of technology for real-time visibility of distribution and logistics assets, has announced the latest expansion of its suite of Yard Hound products. Built with a scalable architecture, Yard Hound can be deployed to address critical issues first, then later expanded in line with customer needs. The family of products includes several modules. Yard Hound Guard monitors trailer traffic through the gate in real time, keeping track of the location and age of trailers in the yard. For fleet trailers with permanent tags attached, it enables automation of check-in and check-out processes. Yard Hound Locator tracks the location of the mobile asset in the yard. Live information about trailer and yard truck movement is collected continuously; performance analyses such as yard truck and lane utilization can be generated automatically based on custom metrics. Yard Hound Director presents all of the real-time information available from Yard Hound Locator through PINC's intuitive, Web-based user interface. With the in-cab touchscreen monitor option, it allows two-way communication between yard managers and truck drivers for sending and confirming the receipt of trailer move tasks. In addition, PINC is offering several optional components to extend system features, such as temperature monitoring of refrigerated trailers.
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