Qualcomm Asset Management For Reefers
March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Qualcomm announced the availability of the Untethered Asset Management service for refrigerated trailers.
As part of the OmniVision Transportation suite of services, the reefer service allows customers to remotely monitor load, temperature and health status of reefers. resulting in improved service, cold chain management, and maintenance of the refrigeration units. The service helps reduce rejected loads and saves costs by eliminating the need to manually monitor and track fuel levels, the temperature and health of trailers and more. In addition, the service also helps to reduce cargo claims by providing better load recovery opportunities and critical information such as low fuel, temperature alerts and notification of shutdowns.
Knowing reefer locations helps to optimize equipment and freight inventory and reduce costly downtime. Optional door sensors help prevent theft by sending alerts to dispatchers when a trailer or container's doors are opened or closed. If a theft does occur, GPS tracking can pinpoint the location of the equipment, regardless of whether it is attached to a truck or parked in a yard. Door sensors can also be used to help prove reefer loads have not experienced tampering.
The reefer service can work in conjunction with Qualcomm's in-cab mobile hardware to offer rapid-status visibility into refrigerated trailer fleets for improved fleet utilization and security. Although an in-cab communication service is not required to use the Untethered Asset Management service, customers derive even more value when using the service with in-cab hardware, which enables drivers to be aware of alerts immediately.
For more information: www.qualcomm.com/technology/assetmanagement/index.html