The Impact of GPS Trailer Tracking on Detention Costs
GPS tracking technology like Teletrac Navman’s TN360 platform are helping operators manage detention costs more effectively. By offering real-time visibility, carriers gain a deeper understanding of their operations, leading to fair charges and improving transparency for shippers.
Impact For Less-Than-Truckload Shipping
In the less-than-truckload industry, geofencing technology paired with GPS tracking has emerged as a vital solution. By pinpointing when a trailer enters a customer site, carriers can precisely measure the duration a driver and trailer spend on-site. This accurate data paves the way for transparent and justifiable detention charges. When integrated with an Electronic Logging Device (ELD), dispatchers can access valuable insights into a driver's remaining available time. During unexpected delays, this data empowers dispatchers to make real-time adjustments like reassigning loads to minimize disruption to delivery schedules.
Impact For Maritime Shipping
For maritime operations geofencing around ports and return depots, combined with GPS tracking, allows carriers to seamlessly monitor a container's journey from port departure to depot return. This system simplifies detention time calculations beyond the designated free period and gives shippers a clear breakdown of any detention charges they face.
In both these segments, GPS tracking technology benefits carriers and shippers alike. For carriers, it guarantees that detention fees are billed accurately to shippers. For shippers, it offers transparency for the reasons behind such charges, promoting a culture of trust and open dialogue between both parties.