Ryder Selects Orbcomm Telematics For Trailer Assets
September 12, 2013
Ryder System Inc. has selected Orbcomm to deliver a comprehensive telematics systems solution tailored for Ryder’s fleet of more than 30,000 dry van, refrigerated and flatbed trailers.
Orbcomm’s solution will provide connectivity through Orbcomm’s hardware and a Web-based analytics platform for fleet management. Ryder will use the Orbcomm solution in both its lease and rental trailer fleets.
Orbcomm’s solution will make it easier for Ryder customers to monitor their assets in real time, maximizing visibility and utilization. In addition, the technology can provide refrigerated trailer monitoring and control for Ryder’s cold chain customers to improve quality, mitigate product spoilage and ensure compliance with new food safety regulations.
For its dry van and flatbed trailers, Ryder is using Orbcomm’s GT1100, a ruggedized, easy-to-install device with a low, one-inch height profile and small form factor, making it ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers and other types of cargo assets. The GT1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life in the field.
For its refrigerated trailers, Ryder is using Orbcomm’s RT6000+, a two-way reefer monitoring and control device that provides comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance and logistical applications services for the command and control of temperature-controlled cargo.
Orbcomm has developed a customized Web application for Ryder with advanced data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of its dry van, refrigerated and flatbed assets.