ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that Covenant Transportation Group (CTG), one of the top truckload providers in the United States, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its industry-leading cold chain telematics solution to track, monitor and control its fleet of refrigerated trailers at Covenant Transport and Southern Refrigerated Transport. ORBCOMM will provide cellular connectivity, state-of-the-art hardware, wireless fuel and door sensors, along with a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CTG will use ORBCOMM’s cold chain telematics solution to provide comprehensive temperature, fuel management and maintenance data for its refrigerated trailer fleet. Leveraging ORBCOMM’s proven solution, CTG will fully integrate the data with its proprietary back-office platform to optimize temperature compliance and asset utilization. ORBCOMM’s advanced solution also integrates closely with TMW Systems’ TMWSuite® transportation management platform. The TMWSuite® two-way interface enables CTG to capture near real-time trailer data, including operational condition and GPS position, through one comprehensive system.
“We are pleased to have been chosen by CTG to launch their cold chain telematics initiative, which further demonstrates that ORBCOMM is the solution provider of choice in the transportation market,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solution provides full asset visibility and control to protect refrigerated cargo and maximize utilization, which will help CTG enable temperature management and improve the efficiency of their cold chain operations.”
“Partnering with a technology leader like ORBCOMM ensures that we are getting a best-in-class telematics solution backed by superior customer support to manage and control our U.S.-based reefer trailer operations,” said Doug Schrier, CTG’s Vice President of Continuous Improvement and Program Management. “By improving asset visibility and enabling full temperature compliance according to the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, we can provide our customers with a higher level of service and peace of mind that their perishable cargo will move along the chain safely and efficiently.”
CTG will begin installing the ORBCOMM solution immediately and expects to complete full fleet deployment by the end of 2017.