National Retail Systems, a provider of logistics services to U.S. retailers, pharmaceutical companies and consumer goods manufacturers, has contracted I.D. Systems’ Asset Intelligence subsidiary to deploy the VeriWise Track and Trace asset management system. I.D. Systems provides wireless solutions for securing, tracking and managing high-value enterprise assets.
“We haul more than a billion pounds of freight every year,” says Raymond Wisniewski, NRS president and chief operating officer. “Technologies like VeriWise give us a critical competitive advantage and maximize the return on our investment in our transportation assets. Based on past performance, we are confident that deploying the Track and Trace system on our trailer fleet will help us reduce operating costs and improve our asset utilization.”
VeriWise Track and Trace provides real-time GPS data via cellular communications and Web-based software to help improve the security and efficiency of freight transportation fleets. The system is designed for quick, flexible installation on a wide range of cargo-carrying assets, with patented power management technology to provide exceptionally long battery life and maintenance-free operation.
John Tabor, NRS director of corporate security, says the VeriWise system also is a key part of the company’s commitment to the security of its customers’ assets. “Cargo theft is a multibillion dollar problem worldwide, with 85 percent of major thefts occurring during road transportation,” Tabor says. “NRS takes extraordinary measures to safeguard the assets we handle, and we expect the real-time trailer visibility and alert functions provided by the VeriWise system to help us maintain our sterling reputation for loss prevention.”