ORBCOMM has been selected by B.A.H. Express, Inc. (BAH) to provide an industry-leading asset tracking solution for its dry van trailer fleet. ORBCOMM’s end-to-end solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
A nationwide truckload carrier headquartered in Conley, GA, B.A.H. is using ORBCOMM’s end-to-end telematics system, which is self-powered with solar recharging technology and does not require external power. The 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. ORBCOMM’s solution includes a robust web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase visibility and security of B.A.H.’s dry van trailers, whether they are en route or unhooked sitting in a yard. ORBCOMM’s telematics solution also integrates with the McLeod LoadMaster™ dispatch software platform, enabling B.A.H. to capture near-real-time asset data every 15 minutes, including operational condition, start/stop reports and GPS position, through one comprehensive system.
“The ORBCOMM solution’s power-efficient solar technology and advanced reporting capabilities enable B.A.H to continuously track and monitor their trailers whether they are on the road, sitting idle or unloading at a distribution center,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We take great pride in providing B.A.H. with a long-lasting, maintenance-free solution they can rely on to optimize their transport operations and deliver a strong ROI.”
“We selected ORBCOMM as our technology partner to upgrade and enhance our telematics program because of their proven success in the transportation industry in providing reliable products backed by end-to-end support that drive efficiencies across the business,” said Waymon Hemmings, CEO of B.A.H. Express, Inc. “ORBCOMM’s solution enables us to remotely manage our trailer pools at each location thereby improving our tractor to trailer ratio, cutting costs and maximizing trailer productivity.”
B.A.H. expects to complete deployment of ORBCOMM’s solution in the third quarter of 2017.