What Is Shipment Monitoring?
At first glance, monitoring and real-time tracking seem like they’re the exact same thing. However, there’s one key difference: “Real-time tracking” typically refers to instances where location is the key measurement, while “monitoring” is commonly used to describe the capturing of sensor parameters in real time, such as temperature, vibration, and shock.
In terms of tracking a shipment, real-time tracking might give you the locations of your transport vehicles, while a comprehensive shipment monitoring tool can give you detailed visibility into not only the shipment’s location, but also its temperature, pressure, damage condition, cargo loading status, and more.
So a shipment monitoring solution often includes a tracking function, but not the other way around.