Fleet Management

Carrier Transicold Develops Telematics System for Reefer Units

August 08, 2016

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
Photo: Carrier Transicold
Photo: Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold will offer a customized telematics solution for its transport refrigeration units to help fleets manage refrigerated assets remotely, the company announced.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide an advanced two-way wireless communications system, uniquely qualified for truck and trailer units and backed by our comprehensive dealer support network,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. “Adoption of telematics by the transport industry has evolved rapidly and is now an important tool for fleet management.”

The telematics solution is designed to enable remote refrigeration unit monitoring, control and diagnostics, data management and other capabilities to manage refrigerated units. Orbcomm was selected to develop the system according to the design and qualification requirements of Carrier Transicold.

“We launched this initiative in response to customer demand for an original equipment manufacturer-provided system for TRUs,” said Appel. “The system can be factory-installed and will be supported by our authorized dealer network. Orbcomm’s experience with remote monitoring and control solutions for mobile assets complements our expertise in transport refrigeration systems. Its expansive satellite and cellular capabilities provide the scale needed to support Carrier Transicold TRUs.”

The system is currently undergoing field trials and Carrier Transicold expects it to be fully available in North America by 2017, followed by rollouts in Europe and other markets.

For more information on Carrier Transicold, click here

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All