Thieves use various techniques to master the goods. One technique that is gaining popularity in the United States is interference. With the new advances in technology, the risk of cyber attacks has increased. You should not only understand but also be prepared to ensure the safety of your cargo.
GPS (Global Positioning System) and Track&Trace platform are two essential visibility technologies that can know the location of cargo, tractor, trailer and driver at any time. Due to the importance of monitoring and protecting the load, it is possible to implement at least one of these devices in your operational strategy. However, it is important to understand that while telematics devices are useful, they are not a complete security solution for the supply chain.
Although it is illegal in the United States and many other countries and interferes with the market, sale or use, this threat is real. GPS jammer can be found on the Internet. GPS.gov jammers are radio frequency transmitters that deliberately block, interfere with, or disrupt legitimate communications (such as cell phone calls, text messages, GPS systems, and Wi-Fi networks). In the transportation industry, interference can interfere with the GPS signal on the telematics device, so that you lose visibility to the load and allow the thief to escape. Therefore, you only lose one signal and a large amount!