Grand Island Express selects PAR LMS for reefer monitoring

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Updated Jan 21, 2011

PAR Logistics Management Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation, announced that it has been selected by Grand Island Express to provide real-time monitoring and control for their refrigerated fleet of 225 trailers.

The PAR system generates information to monitor and control reefer temperatures, react and respond to alarms, and manage trailers, the company says. Customized reporting provides users with alerts and alarms on variances to refrigerated trailer temperatures, operability, low fuel, abnormal/excessive fuel consumption, and excessive dwell time.

If cold chain requirements call for temperature monitoring at the product level, PAR provides an independent hard-wired product temperature probe to monitor and report every 15 minutes.

Grand Island Express has been in business since 1967 and is owned and operated by the Pirnie family. James D. Pirnie started the company as a moving and storage concern, but soon expanded into refrigerated services. Today they provide a variety of services and the company’s overall revenues have increased by more than 70% over the past five years.

PAR will provide real-time reefer temperature monitoring on a continual basis during transit and provide immediate alerts to Grand Island’s fleet operations of door open, reefer alarms as well as arrival and departure notifications.

“Early on we began to see a return on our investment with substantial reefer fuel savings but most importantly, our customers can now rest assured that the integrity of their refrigerated loads will be monitored for any temperature variation and protected from unauthorized door openings while in our custody,” said Andy Winker, Grand Island’s director of operations.