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The Importance of GPS Trailer Tracking



Trailer and cargo theft continues to be a growing problem for transportation companies all around the world. In fact, according to the IBC (Insurance Bureau of Canada), cargo theft costs the Canadian economy 5 billion dollars every year. In the United States, this amount is even higher. And that is not taking into consideration the thefts that are sadly unreported and have to be taken on as tremendous loss for the companies affected. When cargo thefts go unreported, merchandise recovery and legal prosecution become very difficult and cost all parties involved a considerable amount of time, effort, stress, and of course money. But it can also have other unfortunate consequences like tarnishing the company’s reputation and affecting loyalty with customers and suppliers.


Reports show that over 70% of cargo stolen is taken from trailers and trucks directly instead of when it is being stored in a warehouse or traveling by air, rail or boat.

Clearly, something has to be done to help trucking and transportation companies reduce and hopefully completely stop thefts like these. That is where GPS trailer tracking, like Anytrek’s TrackLight, comes in!


Not only can GPS tracking devices help with identifying where the stolen goods are, but they can also provide necessary information for the authorities for investigation and relocation of the merchandise. A process that can otherwise be long, complicated, and costly.

Most importantly, they can prevent and stop thefts before they happen by giving fleet managers complete control and visibility of their trailers and assets. With a complete fleet tracking and management solution, they also give drivers and dispatchers a reduced sense of vulnerability, increased confidence, and peace of mind.


"(...)Denmark Cargo Solutions who recovered a brand new truck and trailer worth $160 000 in just 24 hours, by using our web portal to locate it, then find and arrest the thief"


The benefits of Anytrek’s GPS Trailer Tracker

Anytrek’s TrackLight is covert and easy to install. It looks and installs just like a normal LED taillight, no need to cut into or splice the trailer’s wiring. It is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof so it can handle tough roads and weather when it has to.

Its innovative and effective technology uses the 4G spectrum but can also go back to using 3G if necessary. It allows TrackLight to move between telcos to ensure the strongest connection at all times and has a highly powerful and accurate GPS module.

It is linked to AnyFleet, Anytrek’s high-performing web portal which allows you to see the location of your fleet, create geofencing perimeters around a specific location, create multiple landmarks, see asset utilization reports, and even manage and share your trailer maintenance requirements.


But the thing we are most happy and proud to mention is that it helps prevent and solve theft cases like the ones mentioned before. For example, one of our customers, Big Trailer Rentals in California, was able to recover his equipment and several other stolen vehicles because of our TrackLight. And another client, Denmark Cargo Solutions who recovered a brand new truck and trailer worth $160 000 in just 24 hours, by using our web portal to locate it, then find and arrest the thief. In the province of Quebec, one of our Canadian customers was able to relocate and find the Trailers and the people responsible for their theft case. . And we are getting more and more success stories like these all the time!


We hope no company has to go through such a stressful experience as having expensive trailers and cargo stolen. However, we hope to be there to help make a positive difference for them if it does happen. Our primary goal is to help prevent and solve these thefts quickly, easily, and efficiently, providing everyone involved with power and peace of mind.

For more information on Anytrek’s GPS trailer tracking solutions, you can contact us at support@anytrek.com or by telephone at 1-833-985-1533.

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