Werner Enterprises chooses Orbcomm telematics for refrigerated fleet

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tcu1Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems, announced that Werner Enterprises (CCJ Top 250, No. 10) has selected the company’s tracking and monitoring technology for its over-the-road refrigerated trailers. Founded in 1956, Werner is one of the largest transportation and logistics companies and provides services throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia.

Werner has begun using Orbcomm’s cold chain telematics system for temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications. The telematics system includes the hardware and a web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and efficiency of Werner’s refrigerated operations.

Werner plans to fully integrate the trailer data with its proprietary back-office platform to achieve fuel savings, optimize temperature compliance and maximize asset utilization.

“We are pleased to be working with Werner, a technology leader in the transportation industry, to help them improve the efficiency of their cold chain operation and gain a stronger competitive edge in customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance,” said Marc Eisenberg, Orbcomm’s chief executive officer.

“By utilizing Orbcomm’s state-of-the-art telematics solution, we can ensure the on-time delivery and product integrity of our customers’ temperature-controlled products – from fresh produce to frozen products to pharmaceuticals,” said Steve Phillips, senior vice president of equipment resources for Werner Enterprises. “Orbcomm’s tracking and monitoring solution provides complete visibility of our trailers and the cargo they are carrying throughout the supply chain so we can optimize use of our assets and provide our customers with best-in-class service, which is paramount to our business.”

Orbcomm has already begun installing its telematics system on Werner’s refrigerated trailers.