The trucking sector is essential to countless other industries. Without reliable transportation, supply chains would crumble, and companies and consumers would face shortages. With so much riding on it, it’s no wonder why the industry has fully embraced technology like telematics in recent years.
Telematics refers to the suite of technologies fleets use to share data between vehicles and command centers. At its most basic level, it includes things like GPS tracking, and at its most advanced, it can transmit driving habits and maintenance information. As of 2019, there were 13 million of these systems in use in the United States, and they keep growing.
As helpful as these technologies can be, they come with some risks. Without thorough telematics security, fleets could face dire consequences.