U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. today said it will deploy Aether Systems Inc.'s GeoLogic system on its fleet of more than 12,000 trailers.

"We take homeland security seriously at our company, and we believe implementing GeoLogic will make our fleet more secure," said Max Fuller, co-chairman of U.S. Xpress. "Event-driven information and exception reporting are exactly what we need to manage our large trailer fleet more effectively, and gain the visibility to become more proactive."

According to Aether, GeoLogic, which was co-launched by the Mobilacomm Eagle division of BOT Engineering, allows fleet managers to monitor thousands of trailers in the field utilizing a "unique, user-configurable event-driven and exception-based alert reporting system."

The asset management and tracking solution incorporates the use of "geo-fences" and pre-determined events such as arrivals, departures, entry to the trailer and disconnection from the truck to help with mission-critical and secure load planning.

"We have succeeded in going well beyond simply putting a dot on a map and providing a report of where the trailer has been," said Jim Coppinger, CEO of Transcommunications Inc., a business partner of Aether's. "Our goal has always been to provide the customer-specific tools that can provide the return on investment necessary to justify a trailer-tracking system."