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TRAILERS
You can enjoy benefits from improvements in semi-trailer
technology.
- By Michael Goor
While improvements in semi-trailer technology may pale in comparison
to many of the disruptive technological
advancements making headlines today,
they are, in fact, equally as important.
Consider the notion that, with the
exception of a newborn baby, virtually
everything we use in our everyday lives

is delivered by truck. Therefore, the
ability to improve operating efficiency,
reduce expenses and maximize payloads
is absolutely critical.
The significant driver shortage and
the overwhelming need to ensure that
trailer equipment is safe and compliant emphasizes the importance of

procuring equipment that will perform
well, at a low cost, for a long time. Advancements in telematics, lightweight
components, composite materials and
improved designs afford an operator
who possesses the proper equipment
the ability to be more versatile with
shippers and demonstrate a legitimate
competitive advantage.
Let's take a deeper dive into some
improvements and their respective
benefits. Telematics have come a long
way since their entry into the market
place back in the late 1980s. Originally,
these tracking devices used a geostationary satellite system, which could
provide operators with not much more
than start/stop events and latitude/longitude. Additionally, the technology was
much more expensive, with significant
gaps in coverage, and the hardware left
much to be desired with the battery
technology simply not being up to par

// The ability to improve operating efficiency,
reduce expenses and maximize payloads is
absolutely critical.
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