TrackPoint Systems & Elam Trucking Chase Down $50,000 Theft using GPS Trailer Tracking

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Using to the TrackPoint Systems Tr/IPS™ (Trailer Inventory & Protection System) GPS trailer tracking system, Elam Trucking Company chases down an alleged theft worth $50,000.

Elam Trucking Company (ETC) stopped an alleged $50,000 theft thanks to the Tr/IPS™ trailer tracking system provided by TrackPoint Systems, according to TrackPoint Systems president, Alan Smith.

The alleged thieves hooked their own truck to a loaded ETC trailer in western Tennessee and headed north for Kentucky, slipping through back roads to ensure they were not followed.

ETC knew this was the case because from the very moment the trailer started moving, they began to monitor its activity with the Tr/IPS™ (Trailer Inventory & Protection System) GPS trailer tracking system.

“By the time it was all said and done, four different divisions were chasing the trailer. If TrackPoint Systems wasn’t real-time with its tracking, we would have lost our trailer and the $50,000 load on the trailer,” said David Dierks, CFO of Elam Trucking Company.

Tr/IPS™ contains a true GPS receiver and a GSM cellular transceiver to communicate real time data and analytics. The unit is easily installed on top of the trailer and contains an integral solar panel for charging the internal battery, which powers the unit for months without charging. The data is parsed and presented through TrackPoint’s WebCONNECT™ Internet application, allowing TrackPoint’s customers to view their trailer location and status or configure their devices at any time.

TrackPoint Systems provides advanced asset management and custom-engineered solutions to companies in the transportation, utility, and government sectors. TrackPoint’s patented solar-powered Tr/IPS™ product has revolutionized untethered asset management by providing its customers with real-time, actionable data. TPS is privately-held and located in Nashville, TN. Visit our website at to see our full complement of products and services.

Elam Trucking Company is a family owned and operated business with over thirty years experience in the transportation industry.  Elam Trucking takes pride in providing professional, honest and personal relationships with all our customers.  Superior on-time delivery, along with quality customer service, makes Elam Trucking a premier carrier in the transportation industry. To learn more about Elam Trucking Company, visit or call toll free (888) 352-6854.

Ref. Kentucky State Police Post 1 Case #1-11-0649


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