An RFTag is placed on every trailer or container, and a Piccolo Plus with an RFLink module is installed in every truck. In addition to sending the GPS position, driver behavior and via the air engine diagnostics the Piccolo Plus is also communicating wirelessly to the RFTags placed on every trailer. The range of the RF communication is up to 250ft (70m) and is configurable for shorter range as needed. The RFTag is sending attach and detach data to Fleet.Net via the Piccolo Plus that is adding to it the current date, time and GPS location data and sending it to the Fleet.net server so you know what asset was picked up and dropped off when and where and by what truck and/or driver. At the Fleet.net server you will have a view and can generate a print out of the last know location of every container and for how long it has been parked at that place.
The functionality of this solution is the same as described above except the distance is shorter. A highpowered UHF 902-928Mhz, 865-868Mhz Passive RFID reader is installed on the truck and is connected to the Piccolo Plus. A Passive RFID tag is installed on every container or asset. The range of communication between the reader and the tag is around 18ft (5.5m).