Machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider ORBCOMM has been selected by Decker Truckline to provide a tracking and monitoring solution for its fleet of 800 refrigerated trailers. Founded in 1931, Decker is a diversified carrier, transporting flatbed, refrigerated and dry van freight throughout North America.
Decker will use ORBCOMM’s RT6000+, a two-way cold chain telematics device that provides temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications services for its refrigerated fleet.
ORBCOMM will also provide a web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and efficiency of Decker’s refrigerated transport operations.
Leveraging ORBCOMM’s solution, Decker will fully integrate the trailer data with its back-office platform to gain significant fuel savings, optimise temperature compliance, prevent unauthorized usage, and reduce maintenance costs.
“ORBCOMM is committed to working with partners such as Decker to achieve the maximum results with our telematics systems. We expect to contribute directly to their bottom line, enable them to improve their customer support and achieve a strong and fast Return on Investment,” said David Gsell, senior VP and general manager of ORBCOMM Solutions.
“Decker will take advantage of our solution’s advanced features, like remote command and control of temperature and the ability to store up to 40,000 geofences on the device with automated configurable controls.”
Dale Decker, VP and co-owner of Decker Truckline, said: “We selected ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solution because of its ability to help us gain significant savings in fuel and maintenance costs by providing the location, status and utilisation of our trailers whether they are en route or at the shipper’s yard.
“With ORBCOMM, we also can better monitor our trailers’ in-transit temperatures so we can greatly reduce claims, maximise compliance and provide our customers with the highest level of service.”
ORBCOMM is currently installing its telematics system on 500 of Decker’s refrigerated trailers.