|Freight Visibility (tracking)
||Improve the reliability of supply chain
management. Status and locations of shipments (vehicles,
rail cars, containers and individual loads). Mobile
communications and Global positioning systems (GPS).
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags and bar codes.
||Maximize equipment utilization. Equipment
location (tractors, trailers, rail cars, containers, ships).
Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS; GPS and RFID tags). Status
monitoring of vehicle and cargo conditions.
||Improve productivity and reduce errors in
data transmission. Verification and exchange of shipment
information. Non-intrusive inspection and information
technologies such as optical character readers (OCR), RFID
tags and bio-metrics (to identify drivers).
|Freight Information Exchange
||Information exchange using web-based
technologies and electronic data interchange (EDI).
Real-time terminal information systems.
||Pre-screen loads and direct low-risk
freight to quick clearance. Enhance security at
international borders. Electronic pre-notification of