The tracking, monitoring and controlling of a multitude of trailers can be a thankless, administrative task... unless there is dedicated assistance support from the use of appropriate product to ease the management of such mobile equipment.
ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) has just been selected by Northern Refrigerated Transportation, Inc. (Northern Refrigerated) to provide telematics solutions for their fleet of refrigerated trailers. Based in Turlock, California, Northern Refrigerated is a leader in Less Than Truckload (LTL) West Coast refrigerated transport solutions.
Northern Refrigerated is using ORBCOMM’s cold chain telematics systems to track, monitor and control their refrigerated trailers—the end-to-end solution includes proprietary hardware and a robust web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities. ORBCOMM provides Northern Refrigerated with two-way temperature monitoring and control, fuel management, maintenance and logistics services, all of which enable Northern Refrigerated to increase in-transit visibility and utilization of assets, fuel saving gains, product spoilage mitigation and to ensure compliance with the FDA’s upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act. To read the FSMA white paper, please access this direct link.
In addition, ORBCOMM’s telematics solution easily integrates with the TMW TruckMate® dispatch software platform, providing Northern Refrigerated with a centralized view of near-real-time asset location, temperature and sensor readings, as well as alarm events through one comprehensive system. Northern Refrigerated will complete deployment of ORBCOMM’s cold chain solution by the end of 2016.
According to Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer, his firm's cold chain monitoring solutions are the key to maximizing efficiencies and mitigating excess expenses and will improve the overall performance and utilization of Northern Refrigerated's trailers. Positive ROI-driven results will be delivered through the end-to-end traceability of assets, helping customers to reduce temperature-related load rejections and costly spoilage claims, shorten dwell times, minimize theft, decrease maintenance costs and resolve improper invoicing.