Trailers Tracking With Trailer Sensors

New opportunities for fleet monitoring, making a significant difference are opens up by wireless Bluetooth technology combined with vehicle GPS tracking.

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The Distribution industry is an essential part of any economy, and the driving force behind many sectors: trade, manufacturing, agriculture, e-commerce, services. Trailers are an integral part of the transport system, and they have to be managed efficiently to remain competitive and profitable. Wireless Bluetooth technology combined with vehicle GPS tracking opens up new opportunities for fleet monitoring, making a significant difference.


Any size proficient fleet manager is aware proper trailers and tanks management is a vital part of transportation & distribution business operations - domestic or international. Failing to do so, eventually, will cause fleet assets disarrangement, thefts or unauthorised use, delays, customer complaints, weakened reputation and competitiveness, fewer orders, lower profits and ROI. It is not a nice option anymore, it is a business necessity to help a transportation & distribution company stay afloat.

A trailer status in real-time — location, mileage, which driver is using it, has it dropped off or picked up a load, how many stops has it made on a given day or route, what is a trailer parking location, which driver is the closest to that trailer and so on? - dispatchers, fleet managers, and corporate leaders need to know all this.

Yet more, fleet managers in charge have to know each tool productivity — how many hours have they have used the particular trailer in a given shift, week, month or quarter? It is a widespread practice in most businesses to keep assets and employees accountable by recording, tracking, and analysing their workload one way or another.

Thanks to TrackingHAWK tracking system newly introduced trailer sensors model, wireless Bluetooth technology and clever thinking, there are ways to overcome these challenges trouble-free way with maximum results.


All TrackingHAWK GPS trackers based on the Eagle PRO platform support wireless Bluetooth LE connectivity, so they can effectively communicate with wireless Bluetooth devices such as beacons and sensors. The lightweight and small trailer sensors should be attached at the front of every type of trailer to be tracked and monitored - flatbed, chassis, and box trailers, dry van trailers, reefer trailers, intermodal chassis and/or containers, refrigerated trailers, life haul trailers, frac tanks, etc.

How it works - because each Trailer sensors has a unique ID number transmitted over the air as a radio signal at configurable intervals, TrackingHAWK GPS trackers mounted in lorries and trucks read, identify them and send this data as trailer sensor profile, combined with its GNSS location details, to a server for analysis and reports. Dedicated software shows all trailers (thus, tagged fleet assents) location based on proximity to the closest tracker, helps with Trailer accessories assignment procedure management and so on.

Every trailer sensor attached to it can be tracked in real-time via any smart device with an internet connection – phone, tablet computer, laptop, or desktop PC. As a result, fleet managers know exactly what is going on and can plan their further actions timely and efficiently. No more the old-fashioned ‘pen and paper’ methods or guesswork whatsoever which is known to be impractical and error-prone.

Proximity Event – is an event for instance, a vehicle tracker can generate asset proximity events depending on Bluetooth signal strength. This way, trailers with a specified distance from a will be tracked, but others beyond that range will be ignored. Here two different events can be set up - a vehicle gets near the trailer and enters the tracking zone - event #1; a vehicle move away from the trailer leaves the tracking zone - event #2. Also, it allows determining each moving beacon (so, the trailer of interest) locations grouped into Near, Away, and Far Away zones.

The custom filtering approach allows to group assets by a specific attribute or property meaningful to business operations (e.g., by different trailer types) or track only own listed fleet ID beacons and ignore others if there are some around is known as Detection by Filters. These handy event scenarios help to monitor, manage, and optimise corporate fleet assets use with maximum efficiency, this way avoiding costly mistakes, keeping a fleet well organised, saving time and company resources.

Bluetooth connectivity has low-cost, high-energy capability, validity, and is highly in budget. These assets can be easy to install, deploy, and replaced if broken. TrackingHAWK Trailer Sensors with configurable to exact customer need signal strength and data transmitting intervals can be swiftly integrated into virtually any size fleet. Altogether, this may noticeably boost business reputation, profitability, and competitiveness, to say at least.



  • Wireless and affordable - Bluetooth connectivity ensures fast installation and setup, low intrusion, power consumption and is not expensive. If damaged, lost or stolen, the trailers assets can be quickly replaced.

  • Precise asset tracking anytime, anywhere - corporate leaders, fleet management, and dispatchers can monitor any trailer status in real-time around the globe. 100% accountability of everything important to the transportation & distribution business and fleet efficiency.

  • Effortless inclusion of trailer sensors – adding tracking and monitoring functionalities easily and quickly for the current users of vehicle tracking system solutions.

  • Value-adding smart trailer sensors features - Proximity Event and Detection by Filters practical event scheme help to track, monitor, manage, and optimise trailers utilisation with remarkable efficiency.

  • Improved company reputation, competitiveness, and profitability - Substantial cost savings because of cutting goods, valuable asset loss expenses, anti-theft protection to raise profits, better cash-flow and investment opportunities.

Why TrackingHAWK?

To successfully fix fleet trailers, semitrailers, and tank tracking challenges, we offer an essential combo from TrackingHAWK – wireless Bluetooth technology-based brand-new ID temperature sensor, functional Android/iOS mobile apps for prompt configuration, scanning, debugging, and the most sophisticated GPS trackers to help distribution business succeed. TrackingHAWK has an impressive variety of certified GPS trackers, accessories, and solutions for any use case imaginable in the vehicle industry.

Welcome to TrackingHAWK, the premier choice for cutting-edge fleet management solutions. We are committed to equipping you with the most advanced technologies and high-performance tools to meet the demands of your business

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