J.B. Hunt Transport Services has selected the SkyBitz Global Locating System asset tracking technology for all of their trailers serving the North American continent.

J.B. Hunt has been using analog-based trailer tracking solutions since 2002. Pending the Federal Communications Commission mandated switch to digital technology, the company underwent a comprehensive evaluation process to upgrade its trailer tracking systems with a solution that would meet the company's requirements for functionality, quality, stability, communications capabilities and price.

The satellite-based technology will enable J.B. Hunt to improve their tractor-to-trailer ratio and increase responsiveness to their customers, according to Craig Harper, executive vice president operations and chief operating officer.

J.B. Hunt has begun installing the SkyBitz technology and expects to have mobile units installed on its fleet of trailers in the next 12-18 months.