GPS Monitoring Livestock transport – When we talk about animal transport, we are referring to a set of strict rules regarding transport procedures.
There are clear specifications regarding the space in which they are transported, as well as the organization of the transportation operation. These rules may be different depending on the country.
The legislation that refers to these rules is applicable at European level and is regulated by Regulation (EC) no. 1/2005 of the Council of December 22, 2004 regarding the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC as well as Regulation (EC) no. 1255/97.
Also on February 14, 2019, the European Parliament adopts a new law resolution on the implementation of Regulation (EC) no. 1/2005 of the Council on the protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU.
As millions of animals are transported every year between EU Member States, within Member States and to third countries over long distances, European regulations refer to transports that aim to move animals for:
As animals are also transported for other purposes, regulations may also apply to transported animals:
Non-compliance with the legislation in force can be punished with fines from 1,500 lei to 5,000 lei, in the case of acts committed by natural persons, respectively with a fine from 10,000 lei to 15,000 lei, in the case of acts committed by legal entities.
Also, in the Resolution of December 12, 2012, Parliament requested that the travel time of animals destined for slaughter be reduced to a maximum of 8 hours.
This regulation comes in response to the fact that transport is stressful for animals, as it exposes them for hours to a series of difficulties that affect their welfare.
The journeys are often very long and include long delays due to border checks of documents, vehicles and the suitability of animals for transport.
In addition to the fact that transporting animals in unsuitable conditions can bring you quite large fines, there can be other consequences (indoor temperature or delays) that directly affect the transported animals, causing:
Important: All these consequences can bring you financial losses both in collaboration with your partners and your business.
Using CargoTrack GPS monitoring Livestock transport solutions all these negative aspects can be easily avoided!
Due to globalization and accelerated consumption, long-distance transport of live animals is still a reality, but several steps have been taken to improve the welfare of transported animals.
One of the main demands of the European Commission in Regulation 1/2005 on vehicles transporting animals is to be equipped with GPS equipment.
The purpose for which this decision was made is that through the equipment essential information can be obtained regarding the transport and safety of animals such as:
First of all, it is necessary to transport these animals in optimal conditions.
Especially in the case of transport in closed spaces, it is important that the temperature of the cargo space respects certain parameters.
With CargoTrack’s solution for temperature control and monitoring, you can ensure that you receive accurate information in real-time, making it easier to control your environment to comply with legal regulations.
For transports that exceed a certain number of hours, there is a protocol that involves maximum travel times, feeding and watering intervals, but also rest intervals.
With a combination of the route creation module with the POI or geozone creation module, procedures can be put into practice that are both easy for the driver to follow and easy for you to monitor.
Routes can also be created in advance and thus the points where the necessary stops will be made can be established.
Creating points of interest for these stops means that alerts will be sent every time the vehicle arrives at these points.
At the same time, all stops and their times will be recorded, in order to facilitate compliance with the rules in force with reference to the feeding, watering and resting time of the transported animals.
The PhotoTrack module gives you the possibility to check the status of the animals at any time by sending pictures from the loading bay directly to your fleet manager.
Benefits of using CargoTrack solutions:
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