WAYNE, Pa. — GE Trailer Fleet Services is upgrading its VeriWise trailer tracking system, by adding Tractor ID and GPS Mileage capabilities, the company announced.
The new additions were unveiled at the Truckload Carriers Association in Nassau, Bahamas this week, and will be available for order later this year.
Tractor ID is an application that complements the VeriWise cellular-based tracking system, by identifying the tractor hooked to a trailer. The system can alert customers if their trailers have been connected to an unauthorized or unknown tractor within five minutes, improving fleet security and reducing misdirected shipments, the company announced.
GPS Mileage is described as a “virtual hubometer” which uses GPS capabilities to accumulate mileage in small increments, which provides accuracy which the company says rivals hub odometers. This allows trailer fleet managers to provide mileage for maintenance and billing applications, the company explained.
“Customers have asked us for more technology enhancements that address their productivity, security and safety needs,” said Trailer Fleet Services CEO Joe Artuso. “VeriWise provides the expandable platform to do just that, especially when combined to one or more of our many sensor options, and our solar-powered energy panel.”
While Tractor ID can reduce trailer theft, GPS Mileage saves the cost of a hubometer, as well as labour, paperwork and mistakes made in manually reading and documenting a trailer’s mileage, Artuso said.
For more information, visit www.trailerservices.com.
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