Stories like the one above are not unheard of. Unless you have a tracking system to monitor your trailers and assets, sooner or later there’s a chance someone will forget to register where a semitrailer was uncoupled from a truck.
That’s why many companies need not only to control their vehicles, but also trailers and other valuable assets, such as semi-trailers, containers, swap bodies or freight wagons.
Frotcom is a professional, intelligent fleet management solution, designed to control your fleet’s activities. We haven’t forgotten about your trailers and other assets either. Frotcom is prepared to provide you with the solutions to track and monitor your valuable assets.
Usually these assets rely on an attached vehicle to communicate their location and other activities through the vehicle’s GPS tracker. However, when you need to control these assets on their own, often there are no external power sources available nearby.
If your company has trailers with GPS tracking, and your vehicles need to couple and uncouple frequently, you may want to configure automatic operations. Frotcom's trailer and asset tracking lets you configure automatic detection of coupling and uncoupling of trailers to vehicles based on their GPS position.
You can also couple or uncouple your trailers and assets manually.
When tracking your trailers and assets in Frotcom, you can couple or uncouple assets manually or automatically.
To use the automatic detection of coupling and uncoupling in Frotcom you need to allow automatic coupling based on GPS and define which vehicles and trailers will be using the feature. Frotcom will then monitor their GPS position and proceed with the operations of coupling and uncoupling.
The result of automatic coupling and uncoupling is shown on Frotcom the same way as the manual operations, although they are distinguishable by the user who placed the operation (System for automatic or user's name for manual).