to the main fleet of trucks, Eagle operates flatbed
and curtainside trailers for full and part load
deliveries. 'All trucks are fitted with GPS satellite
technology or cab phones which enable the drivers
to be in constant contact with the team of trained
staff in the office. This also means that Eagle
provides its clients up-to-the-minute information
on cargo wherever it is in the world. GPS also gives
information on exact arrival times (the system is
accurate to within 50 meters), so that clients can
be ready to receive their goods.
It is on the many trips to less
hospitable regions, such as areas within Eastern
Europe, that the GPS really comes in to its own.
In such region there are
often no mobile networks, extreme weather conditions,
badly maintained roads, and erratic customs procedures
that can hold up delivery for days. The GPS system
enables secure transmission of alarm messages, should
an emergency occur.