One of the most important characteristics of a good carrier is the ability to deliver cargo safely from A to B.
Enroute thefts are not that rare. That’s why the provision of cargo safety is as vital as fuel control. After all, fuel frauds mean financial losses, while stolen cargo adds some serious blow to the reputation of both a carrier and a customer. Cargo theft initiates a number of costly and time-consuming procedures: calling the police, contacting the insurance company, delivery rearrangements, etc.
One of the biggest carriers in Ukraine, GTAL, has been our partner’s client for quite a while. They contacted UMT and asked them to provide maximum safety for valuable cargo transportation, mostly tobacco products.
UMT offered to install Wialon-connected Sirena onto trucks’ semi-trailers. Once the solution is connected to Wialon, a driver gains full control of the transported cargo. How does it work exactly?
Two SmartBox terminals connected to the vehicle’s CAN-bus are installed into the cabin of the truck and on its semi-trailer.
Independent GPS terminal installed on the semi-trailer
Thus, in case of the unauthorized doors opening, Wialon will immediately send the violation notification for a further prompt response and taking necessary measures. The driver should just press the Security mode button so that the system reports unauthorized doors opening only.
With the help of an alarm key fob, the driver can monitor the doors’ status even if he is several meters away.
An extra SmartBox terminal allows monitoring a semi-trailer as a separate unit in Wialon. This provides full mobility to a truck, so you can easily interchange cabins and semi-trailers.
All this ensures cargo safety throughout the transportation process, both in motion and during the stops.
Our other partner, the Ukrainian security company Inteh-plus, also supports the Sirena solution. Thus, if the alarm goes off, an emergency response squad will instantly arrive at the scene. Find more details on the work of the 24/7 monitoring unit in the article dedicated to the children tracking solution.
To make sure the solution is workable, one should just start using it. This fact needed to be explained to the drivers. At first, they were not enthusiastic about it. Later on, though, they realized that the system protects them in the first place, and now they are willing to use Sirena.
So far, GTAL has Sirena connected to 20 semi-trailers. Some more clients of our partner successfully implemented the solution in their processes: PRJSC Mironivsky Hliboproduct (10 trucks), LLC «Poultry Complex «Dniprovskiy» (50 trucks), Loostdorf Ltd (120 tucks).
This Wialon-based solution:
A truck of cigarettes costs up to $1.2 million. In case of theft, the losses will be enormous even if the cargo is insured, as the insurance doesn’t cover them fully.
If you are concerned with your cargo safety, please contact UMT to get more info on the solution.
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