Transflo’s solar-powered trailer tracker

Updated Sep 3, 2019

Transflo Trailer Tracking Tt600 2019 08 26 17 31Transflo introduced Transflo Trailer Tracking, a solar-powered device that integrates with the company’s Transflo Mobile+ cloud-based business management and telematics platform to provide fleet managers with near-real-time communications and GPS-based tracking of trailers, containers and other assets.

The compact TT600-series telematics device is engineered by Flex to be rugged and simple to install and has a solar cell and backup battery built to last up to four months with no solar charge. The unit is designed to provide transparency into the utilization, dwell time and movements of critical assets.

“Transflo Mobile+ users will know precisely when and how their equipment is performing at any time, even when it’s not connected to a tractor or power source,” said Doug Schrier, vice president of product and innovation for Transflo. “Simply install it, turn it on, and the device begins working automatically.”

The TT600-series device has a 4G Cat-M/NB-IoT LTE chipset with 2G backup for always-on two-way cellular communications. It produces one GPS fix per minute when in motion for a steady stream of location information, and the optional RS232/CAN connector is designed to allow advanced data capture from trailer sensors, including vehicle health and status, theft and tampering alerts, and remote reefer-unit control and temperature monitoring.

At 10.3-by-3.5-by-1.2 inches, the telematics unit attaches to the trailer or other asset with four rivets, screws or bolts. The solar cell and backup battery are engineered to provide nearly uninterrupted untethered power.

“Having the telematics device continuously report its location is ideal for trailer pools, ‘power-only’ freight, temperature-controlled fleets and any operation where you want to eliminate unproductive time and improve communication with drivers, customers, administrators and maintenance personnel,” Schrier said. “Because the unit is solar-powered, it can be mounted to virtually any asset, which extends its value and versatility.”

Transflo Trailer Tracking leverages Transflo Mobile+, an enterprise mobility and workday management platform for truck fleets and drivers.