ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC) has been selected by Wayne Smith Trucking to provide a logistics tracking and monitoring solution for their trailer fleet — the company’s end-to-end solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
Wayne Smith Trucking specializes in hauling paper products and dry goods for its customers throughout the lower 48 states. The company is using ORBCOMM’s end-to-end telematics system, which is self-powered with solar recharging technology and does not require external power, to track and monitor its dry van trailers while en route or in terminals. The device’s ruggedized, sealed and waterproof solar panel provides continuous power to rechargeable batteries, offering reliable service without maintenance or battery changes for the typical life of the asset. The complete ORBCOMM solution installs easily in less than 10 minutes, optimizing Wayne Smith Trucking’s installation resources and costs and minimizing trailer downtime.
ORBCOMM’s solution includes a robust web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase visibility and security of Wayne Smith Trucking’s trailers while reducing dwell time, maintenance costs and unauthorized use. By knowing the precise trailer count at each location at all times, Wayne Smith Trucking significantly improves asset utilization and operational efficiency by saving their drivers’ time and fuel looking for empty trailers. ORBCOMM’s telematics solution also integrates with the McLeod LoadMaster™ dispatch software platform, enabling Wayne Smith Trucking to capture asset data every 15 minutes, including operational condition, start/stop reports, scheduled maintenance, GPS position and geofencing, through one comprehensive system.
Wayne Smith Trucking expects to complete deployment of ORBCOMM’s solution in the first quarter of 2018.
Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer, stated that Wayne Smith Trucking is a great customer win for the firm's transportation business, demonstrating the increasing demand for the company's solar-powered trailer tracking and monitoring solution among leaders in the dry van market. ORBCOMM’s solution enables Wayne Smith Trucking to reduce dwell times and improve their tractor-to-trailer ratio to ensure maximum trailer utilization and a strong return on their investment in ORBCOMM's advanced IoT technology.
Neil Corder, President of Wayne Smith Trucking, Inc., added that the low-profile and quick and easy installation of ORBCOMM’s telematics solution were key differentiators in the company's decision to move forward with their seamless deployment technology and Wayne Smith Trucking's ability to power up the units remotely through ORBCOMM’s mobile application.