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Equipment Package: Freight Administration and Management

Description: This equipment package provides the communication necessary to track cargo/freight from source to destination via links to intermodal freight shippers and depots. There are also communication links to cargo routing services. As part of the tracking function, this equipment package monitors cargo/freight location and compares it against the known route and notifies the Emergency Management Subsystem of any deviations.
Included In: Commercial Vehicle Fleet Dispatch Systems
Customs Broker Systems
Freight Shippers Systems
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall collect data from the commercial vehicles carrying freight or from the freight equipment itself. Includes container, trailer, or chassis information regarding identity, type, location, brake wear data, mileage, seal number/type, door open/close status, chassis bare/covered status, tethered / untethered status, bill of lading, and sensor status.
2 - The center shall provide the interface with intermodal freight shippers to setup transportation for freight equipment. Inputs to this include information about the shipper, consignee, commodities, pick-up and drop-off locations for freight equipment. Outputs include information about the driver and commercial vehicle that will be transporting the freight.
3 - The center shall coordinate the shipment of cargo using freight equipment with intermodal freight depots. Information to be coordinated includes information regarding a freight transportation booking and the assigned driver and vehicle scheduled to transport the freight along with cargo movement logs, routing information, and cargo IDís.
4 - The center shall track the progress of freight equipment as it moves from source to destination based on inputs from the commercial vehicles, the freight equipment, intermodal freight depots, shippers, and commercial vehicle adminstration centers that provide border clearance status information.
5 - The center shall collect diagnostic information fro freight equipment to schedule preventative and corrective maintenance.
6 - The center shall notify other security functions within the center of deviations in the movement of freight equipment from its planned route.

Last updated: 11-18-05