Schneider National Inc has purchased Qualcomm Inc's T2 untethered TrailerTRACS asset management system and has begun implementing the technology across its fleet of more than 48,000 trailers. Qualcomm was named Schneider's untethered trailer tracking provider of choice in August 2003 after an analysis of the trailer tracking technology market. Schneider recently completed road testing of the T2 on hundreds of its trailers. The company is in the midst of a fleetwide installation schedule with thousands of units already installed.
The T2 system leverages GPS positioning and wireless communications technology to assist carriers in determining and reporting a trailer's location and load status, regardless of whether or not the trailer is hooked to a tractor.