The carrier delivering the shipment is responsible for the safety of the goods and their timely delivery. For the sender to receive up-to-date information about the location and condition of the products at any time, control of the movement of goods is used.
GPS is used for cargo tracking movement of vehicles. Logistics companies also use other types of cargo control: they install sensors that provide information about the volume, temperature of the shipment, shocks during transportation, etc. It is very important to select proper services for your needs or else you may suffer after hiring.
How to track the movement of goods:
- Car trackers – are used to determining the location of the vehicle and track the route of movement.
- GPS beacons are devices that determine where the cargo is located at each stage of delivery, including during loading and unloading.
- Temperature and humidity sensor – measures these indicators in the refrigerator or car compartment. Important for transporting goods requiring special storage conditions. Among them: are food, medicines, plants, animals, vaccines, and biomaterials.
- Tilt angle sensor – detects changes in the position of the cargo during transportation, loading or unloading, sends a notification to the operator about the tilt, displacement and overturning of the shipment.
- Shock sensor – necessary to record the facts of compliance with the rules for handling cargo. The device sends a signal to check the status of the shipment. It is used to prevent damage to fragile items due to careless handling of them by personnel during delivery.
- Door opening sensors and GPS seals are devices that detect the opening of a container or doors.
- Axle load sensor – designed to record the time of loading and unloading the vehicle.
- Video cameras are another way to track cargo during transportation. Installed inside and outside the car. Necessary for continuous monitoring of cargo transportation.