automate truck and load identification

Ensuring containers are placed in the planned location, efficient use of equipment and the elimination of double handling are all factors in achieving optimal equipment utilisation and yard density. Planning is one thing, making sure the plan is followed is a completely separate matter.

TRUCK-ID eliminates manual data entry and ensures the correct container is moved.

Low cost, zero maintenance, windshield transponders prove reliable and secure gate automation, location and progress of trucks in the yard to facilitate work queue adjustment and automated container move handoff at the container handling equipment. TRUCK-ID eliminates manual data entry and ensures the correct container is moved.


  • Automated gate identification
  • Automated yard tracking
  • Automated move checking
  • Automated CHE VMT job promotion
  • Secure data
  • Tamperproof tag
  • No battery – No tag maintenance


  • Eliminate manual data entry errors
  • Industry proven
  • Excellent return on investment
  • No temporary tag required
  • Automatically identify the truck at critical hand off points

case study

Our client is implementing a new semi-automated container terminal featuring Automatic Stacker Cranes. The positive identification of the actual container under the crane is not possible. Automated stacking areas are not safely accessible for yard checking, therefore it is essential that the correct container is lifted by the automated crane.



The implementation of TRUCK-ID will automatically identify the truck and report this allowing the association and identification of the actual container under the crane. TRUCK-ID is an automatic truck identification system incorporating RFID technology. This site wide implementation incorporates both internal and external trucks being fitted with transponders. The transponders are read and automatically reported to the Terminal Planning System as the trucks arrive at key points - Customs, Pre-Gate, Gate, Stack lane entry, at Automatic Stacker Crane, Stack lane exit and Gate out.

Transponders mounted on the trucks are a low cost, zero maintenance, passive type - they are powered from the RFID reader radio frequency transmission, not batteries. These are important factors when the total number of external trucks registered to use the terminal is expected to exceed 10,000.