Visibility and data security, what is important to know?
Transports monitoring is gaining importance and emerges as a vital trend in the TSL industry for the year 2022. When sharing the location of the fleet with your customers, it is worth to make sure that the data is secure.
What kind of data is shared?
More and more companies find it necessary to monitor all the stages of fulfilling the transport order. According to the results of the 2020 European Road Transportation survey, already 58% of carriers indicate the position of the load on request, 42% allow online monitoring of delivery locations, and 36% are able to provide ETA on request. The spectrum of data needed to identify the carrier and specify the location of its vehicle is quite large. In the case of CO3, on the website you can search for transport companies using the platform by entering the company name or tax identification number or by searching for a specific vehicle by entering its registration number. Providing the search engine is meant to help clients in quick verification of carriers that are able to provide the monitoring, even in the case of a newly established cooperation or execution of an order by a company selected through a transport exchange. Regardless of the period for which monitoring is made available via the platform, the client will receive access to the following data:
- Vehicle position (location and geographical coordinates)
- Ignition status (on / off)
- Current vehicle speed
When the monitoring is shared?
Due to the complexity of the supply chain and the many links involved in it, according to KPMG forecasts, logistics managers of leading organizations will strive to improve visibility as well as accelerate and improve the quality of response to supply disruptions. That confirms that real-time monitoring is becoming a necessary requirement for companies fulfilling transport orders. When choosing a solution through which the carrier wants to provide monitoring to customers, it is worth paying particular attention to when the location data will be made available. In the case of CO3, it depends on the carrier’s decision and the type of cooperation it has with its customer. After completing the implementation process, it is possible to automatically or manually start sharing data based on the consent of the carrier and the agreed method of cooperation with its client. Regardless of which sharing option is chosen, the transport company always has access to information with whom and when vehicles locations are shared. In order to monitor the location, the following are provided:
- in the case of single order monitoring – data of selected vehicles based on the transport order ID, license plate, place and time of loading and unloading;
- in the case of periodic monitoring – data of selected vehicles based on the transport order ID, license plate, place and time (e.g. loading and unloading time).
- in the case of permanent monitoring – the location of indicated vehicles will be automatically made available, and the carrier’s task is to identify vehicles that will be visible to a given customer 24/7 at the time specified by him.