The Benefits of GPS Tracking for Trailers

21 Mar 2017

As a business, your assets are the literal lifeblood of your business. It is important to protect them for the sake of your business and its long-term success. GPS tracking allows you to keep tabs on your trailers and so much more. These are just a few benefits you can enjoy from using GPS tracking on your trailers.

Track Assets to Determine Theft

You can use GPS tracking to notify you if trailers are moved during times when they should be stationary or if they move outside of certain geographic boundaries that you establish. If these things occur, you will be notified instantly by text message, email, or another established alert. This allows you to quickly identify the theft of your trailer and promptly notify the authorities of the exact location while your trailer is on the move so that recovery of your assets undamaged is more likely.

Track Mileage Accurately

When trailers are traveling over the road it isn’t always easy to track mileage. The new electronic logging device (ELD) rule set to take effect in December of 2017 requires motor carriers and drivers to use approved electronic logging devices that work with the engine of the truck to record and monitor the truck’s activities but have no such requirements for the trailers that carry the cargo. Using GPS fleet tracking on your trailers allows you to monitor driver activity, speed, distance, and mileage traveled by your trailers allowing you to look for ways to conserve fuel, reduce labor, and cut costs all around. It also helps you to bill clients more efficiently too!

What Kind of Trailers can GPS Devices Track?

GPS can be used to track a wide variety of trailers, including:

  • Tractor trailers
  • Utility trailers
  • Tethered or untethered trailers
  • Horse trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Unpowered or powered trailers

The great news is that GPS tracking units are operate on low voltage, internal batteries, meaning they do not require frequent charging. They also provide alerts whenever power is disconnected – giving you a point of reference if they are discovered and removed prior to the theft.

Protect your business interests today by investing in GPS tracking not only for your trucks, but also for your trailers, which are often carrying precious and costly cargo.


Take a look at our Asset Tracker Trailer. It provides you with updates every 10 minutes, and there is no contract. Let us know if you have any questions about it or any of our other GPS tracking devices. 1-888-544-0494

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