Tracking and Communications
In today’s shipping world, things happen fast. That’s why you need a carrier who can tell you what’s happening with your shipment at all times, and if things change, that carrier must be able to react fast. Good communications is the key to successful shipping and Cassidy’s has state-of-the-art tracking and communication technology that gives you all the options.
Primary Tracking and Communication
Many of Cassidy’s power units are equipped with a Shaw Tracking Omnivision tracking solution. Power units transmit a precise GPS location every ten minutes. Additionally these units provide the ability for two-way satellite messaging that is interfaced with a user friendly web portal.
*Customers may request their own user name and password for shipment tracking*
Secondary Tracking and Communication
Many Cassidy’s power units are equipped with a Satellite Personal Tracker (SPOT).
When you press the OK button, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it through the SPOT satellite network. Your contacts receive either an SMS text message on their mobile phone with your message and coordinates, or an email with your message and a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.
Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location.
Once activated, SPOT will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message to a GEOS International Emergency Response Center every five minutes until cancelled. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, our country’s embassy or consulate, or other emergency response or search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contact person(s) about the receipt of a distress signal.
Cellular Phone Communication
All drivers are each equipped with their own company cellular phones. Cassidy’s utilizes the services of TELUS Mobility and Blackberry Torch. When in a team driver operation, there are two cellular phones in the truck for added security. Each driver is issued a company email address so messages can be sent and received regardless of the coverage or the driver’s duty status.
Safety Performance Tracking and Route Verification
The Lookout Driving Safety System continuously views the road in front of the truck, capturing videos based upon driver inputs and generating warnings for dangerous driving situations. Lookout automatically sorts out high risk events and emails summary reports to fleet managers. Additionally the system records the route that the driver is taking byway of GPS/Satellite waypoints and compiles a detailed map of the route traveled.