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Everything to Know about Truck Freight Tracking

Keep an eye on your next shipment with truck freight tracking through USA Truckload Shipping, powered by R+L Global Logistics.

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Jon-Michael Soracchi
June 23, 2021
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We live in an age where any device can be tracked to a nearly exact location. So why should the vehicle tasked with transporting the lifeblood of your business be any different? The company hauling your freight should offer truck freight tracking as a matter of course, and not just that — it should also be top of the line. 

In light of this, knowing everything there is to know about truck freight tracking — which is a technology that allows the logistics company and its customers to know exactly where their freight is — is of paramount importance. This is a tool often included in the price of a truckload and is really invaluable in planning and also just giving peace of mind.

What is Truck Freight Tracking?

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The Global Positioning System (GPS) has been around in the U.S. since 1978 and started out for usage by the United States military. But now that are available for use by civilians and businesses, often to great effect. The same GPS that was accurate within 16 feet in 2000 can now pinpoint an object’s location by 11.8 inches — or less than a foot.

What does this have to do with shipping freight, you might ask? Well, it might not make or break in regard to the load making it from point A to B but it does certainly help in all regards. The driver certainly utilizes GPS regardless of if they’re traveling a well-known route or one they’re driving for the first time. That’s because GPS can assist in planning the optimal steps over the course of a trip that could take thousands of miles.

But this usage of GPS is also beneficial to the customer — in this case, you. Truck freight tracking allows you to know beyond a shadow of a doubt where your freight is at a given moment. This is an advantage for any business who wants to know the approximate location of their products during transit.

With R+L Global Logistics, truck freight tracking is included at no additional charge with the cost of each truckload booked. So you’ll never have to wonder if the 18-wheeler or any other vehicle in our fleet is outfitted with this technology.

Why Is Truckload Freight Tracking Valuable To You?

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This might seem like a rhetorical question but let’s look at exactly why truckload freight tracking would be desirable from the customer’s perspective. Besides just knowing exactly where your freight is, this gives you a reference point at any point in the journey on how to plan your operations in relation to the speed at which your truckload is progressing. 

It can also give you an early clue into accounting for adjustments, as you’ll be able to see if your load is expected to be early, or even maybe slightly behind schedule. While you should always pair this real-time knowledge with a call to your freight booking agent to get a better understanding of the actual status. But really, it also lends itself to the transparency a freight company who treats you as an important customer will put forth the ultimate effort on your behalf.

That’s how R+L Global Logistics views each of its customers: as someone who deserves to know in no uncertain terms that their freight will be taken care of as if it were our own. We’ll make sure your freight gets there on time and in perfect condition, and you’ll be able to track it all the way there. 

Is Truckload Freight Tracking Different for Full Truckloads?

Luckily, whether you’re having a pallet of freight shipped or full truckloads, truck freight tracking works exactly the same and should be made available. The GPS system resides on the truck, and not the actual freight, so whether there’s a single pallet or the truckload is all yours, truck freight tracking will work seamlessly.

This is especially evident at a logistics expert like R+L Global Logistics, which makes sure that as long as your freight is in our hands, you’ll have access to truck freight tracking data in the blink of an eye. That’s just one aspect of partnering with us that you’ll be treated as our priority.  

Shipping Freight With R+L Global Logistics

Now that you understand just how easy it will be to enjoy truck freight tracking with us, reach out to R+L Global Logistics to book your next full truckload and much more. By choosing R+L Global Logistics, you’re going to get not only a very simple and efficient way to track your valuable merchandise but everything else that goes into making the shipment of freight successful.

R+L Global Logistics’ GPS-based truck freight tracking is done in real time and can give a location within feet of where your load is at any given moment. This gives you the power and peace of mind to be certain of where your freight is in the world. But just being able to track your freight is not where the unique value proposition of pairing with R+L Global Logistics ends. 

We offer industry-leading customer service and pride ourselves in using clear communication to let you know exactly what the status of your load is while also answering any questions you could have. All of this is in step with our 99.5 percent on-time delivery rate to give you the ultimate in excellent transportation.Regardless of if it’s peak shipping season, or not, R+L Global Logistics will offer you a solution.

We also offer any services one would need in the pursuit of shipping a truckload of goods. Besides a standard load of shipping, R+L Global Logistics offers specialized freight hauling in the form of expedited shipping and refrigerated shipping. But even that’s not all: we can handle your oversized freight as well as having certified HAZMAT carriers for loads that need that kind of care and safety.

So when you’re ready to go with a company like R+L Global Logistics that has the latest technology in truck freight tracking, give us a call at (866) 353-7178 for a free quote and to see how we can help you fulfil your freight shipping needs.

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