The DOD is mandating that satellite tracking service providers such as Qualcomm support greater in-transit visibility for commercial carriers transporting ammunition, arms, and explosives (AA&E) and other sensitive materials (OSM) shipments. The DOD mandate further states that these carriers must provide trailer tracking technology while under a DTTS-monitored van trailer load and be prepared to do so by February 15, 2010. The DOD's primary objective is enhanced load security and immediate, exception-based alerting of unplanned events.
DTTS was one of the earliest adopters of Qualcomm's technology, and all current DTTS carriers use Qualcomm in-cab telematics technology. The primary mission of DTTS is to be the single DOD program tasked to ensure the safe and secure movement of all Department of Defense AA&E and OSM within the continental United States using satellite technology and 24-hour oversight. A secondary mission, accomplished through data integration, is to support US Transportation Command's in-transit and asset visibility objectives.