3G Coverage Articles
Much of the trucking industry continues to rely on older onboard technology for mission-critical functions such as electronic logging of driver hours of service. This reliance on legacy systems can hurt reliability and efficiency, particularly with the sunsetting of 3G networks.
Motor carriers with aging telematics devices using 3G CDMA chipsets on tractors or trailers will need to plan an extra maintenance event for each of these assets, and time is running out.
The transition away from 3G can be costly and complex, but trucking firms that don’t move to 4G may put their businesses in jeopardy.
Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. The new networks are better able to handle the exponential growth in the use of wireless devices — but it spells trouble for anyone still on the 3G network.