PeopleNet is partnering with SafeKey to provide a solution to the trucking industry that is designed to prevent vehicle and cargo theft.

“The SafeKey system provides our customers another safety-management tool for safeguarding both drivers and vehicles,” said Rick Ochsendorf, PeopleNet senior vice president. “The GPS-enabled key-fob ‘check’ module is like a portable ‘insurance policy’ for supporting a driver’s personal safety, and minimizing vehicle and cargo theft. SafeKey also provides an optional impairment configuration to strengthen CSA compliance.”

The SafeKey system includes an SOS panic button located on the SafeKey check module that the driver can initiate up to 100 ft. away from the tractor. The remote panic signal sends a real-time alert to a 24/7 monitoring service or dispatch department via text and email that details the driver’s exact location. The vehicle can be remotely disabled via the network, preventing engine engagement and therefore the theft from even happening, SafeKey said. In addition, results are also saved on a secure server for fleet management review.