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The value of a having a bird’s eye view and receiving real time notification of your trailer activities cannot be understated.

“When everyone in a fleet has access to the same information simultaneously, it can help eliminate guesswork and improve overall operational efficiency,” said Lenworth Gordon, senior product manager for Verizon Connect. “Businesses can also stay ahead of maintenance and repairs, helping eliminate equipment breakdowns which can take assets out of commission, and hinder operational efficiencies. By staying ahead of maintenance, more accurate data is visible, helping enable a streamlined process that businesses can rely on. You also want to help ensure assets are visible within the same system. Try to avoid fragmentation with different incompatible systems.”

Asset utilization can also be improved through identifying idle or detained trailers that might get overlooked. Out of sight, out of mind. With the right trailer telematics system, you can put those unused trailers front and center.

“Making sure your assets are allocated properly and efficiently can help optimize your fleet operations, helping create a strong foundation for overall operational excellence and can be especially important when your trailers have a high utilization rate,” Gordon said. “It is also a great opportunity to increase revenue by utilizing existing assets.”

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