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The Importance of GPS Trailer Tracking

3 min

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 five billion dollars a year. In the United States, this amount is even higher. In addition, theft…

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 five billion dollars a year. In the United States, this amount is even higher. In addition, theft often goes unreported and is considered a tremendous loss for transportation companies. When cargo theft goes unreported, merchandise recovery and legal prosecution become very difficult and cost all parties a huge amount of time, effort, stress, and of course money. But it can also have other unfortunate consequences such as tarnishing the company’s reputation and affecting loyalty with customers and suppliers.

Reports show that over 70% of stolen cargo is taken from trailers and trucks directly, as opposed to when it is being stored in a warehouse or while 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.Clearly, something must be done to help trucking and transportation companies reduce and hopefully eliminate theft. That is where GPS trailer tracking solutions come in, especially products that are as innovative and advanced as our TrackLight! 

Not only can GPS tracking devices help locate the stolen goods, but they can also provide authorities crucial information to facilitate the investigation and relocation of the stolen merchandise. Without a GPS tracker, this process can be long, complicated, and costly. 

Most importantly, GPS tracking solutions can prevent theft before it happens by enhancing fleet managers’ control and visibility of their trailers and fleet assets. With a complete fleet tracking and management solution,  Anytrek GPS trackers also reduce drivers’ and dispatchers’ sense of vulnerability, boosting their confidence and peace of mind. 

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 is also compatible with 3G if necessary. It allows TrackLight to move between telecommunication providers to consistently ensure the strongest connection. TrackLight has a highly powerful and accurate GPS module. 

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

But the feature we are proudest of is that TrackLight helps prevent and solve theft cases. For example, one of our customers, Big Trailer Rentals in California, was able to recover not only their equipment but several other stolen vehicles thanks to TrackLight! Another client, Denmark Cargo Solutions, recovered a brand-new truck and trailer worth $160,000 in just 24 hours by using our web portal to locate the stolen vehicle, then to find and arrest the thief. One of our Canadian customers was also able to relocate their trailers and the people responsible for their theft. We hear more and more of these success stories all the time!

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

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