There’s a lot to think about when you’re managing haulage companies. With fleets of vehicles working different jobs all over the country and sometimes beyond, you need to make sure you know where your drivers and assets are, where they should be and how they’re getting there.
With technological changes happening day by day, it’s becoming increasingly important that haulage companies stay on top of new developments. After all, if another business adopts new tech before you do, they can potentially undercut your prices and cause you to lose business.
Ctrack’s new BX500 and BX600 tracking devices have the potential to give drivers a serious edge in the logistics business, updating managers automatically and in real time. Read on to learn more.
What Are They?
New wireless tracking devices specially designed for haulage companies. They’re durable, lightweight and easy to use, and they’re optimised for trailers and containers as well as vans and HGVs.
How They Work
Both models use GPS data and accelerometer technology to detect when a vehicle is moving and switch automatically to a live tracking mode. They can be configured in a variety of different ways, and are even able to send managers live updates on a driver’s location and destination. Even better, all data is accessible via one online platform.
Durability, Size and Battery Life
Both devices are IP67-rated, meaning they provide great protection against both dust and water. They’re designed to be mounted on the outside of working fleet vehicles, and are small enough at 137mm (BX500) and 97mm (BX600) that they’re unobtrusive and hard to detect.
Haulage companies will also be pleased to know that both devices can run for a long time without needing to be charged or replaced. The BX600 recharges easily via USB cable and can last up to six months on a single charge. But the BX500 is even more impressive: its lithium batteries last up to four years before they need to be replaced.
What’s more, each tracker also switches automatically to low-power mode when it does not detect movement, avoiding wasting power when they’re not in use.
Making Companies More Efficient
The benefits provided by the BX500 and BX600 in terms of tracking and reliability will be obvious to any manager.
Ctrack UK’s managing director, Steve Thomas, noted that the new devices mean that transport operators can finally “be in control of every aspect of their business”. The trackers, he noted, offer logistics industry professionals “complete visibility and control”, with updates on status and location available through an easily accessible online platform.
Innovation can have an impact quickly in a fast-paced sector like transport. Haulage companies need to make sure they’re on the ball to avoid getting caught out. We hope these devices help you offer the best service possible.
Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage companies with jobs in road transport and haulage work, and is now the fastest growing Freight Exchange in the UK.
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