Real-time positioning and tracking of goods in long distance transportation trucks
Since the adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed on January 1st 1994, the amount of truck freight moved between Canada, U.S. and Mexico has increased considerably. However, the transportation of goods has still have some gaps that need to be settled such as loss of merchandise and delay in delivery time. The reason of these gaps is due to the involvement of several participants in the transportation loop. The delivery of products from the manufacturers to the retailers is done through asset based carriers (55%) and owner operators (45%). The asset based carriers have their own fleet of trucks equipped with GPS roof-antennas and receivers in order to access online the necessary satellites and to track online their trucks.