Orbcomm, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and McLeod Software, a provider of transportation and logistics systems, announced the successful integration of Orbcomm’s two-way communications features for their trailer fleet tracking and monitoring system with the McLeod LoadMaster enterprise system.
Orbcomm says its platform integrates closely with LoadMaster dispatch software to provide near real-time trailer data for both refrigerated and dry transport assets. Its GT 1100 dry van trailer tracking and the RT 6000+ cold chain monitoring system give access to temperature, mileage, fuel levels, operational condition, alarm events, GPS position and more.
“Orbcomm’s seamless integration with LoadMaster enables us to access real-time trailer data, including the order number, through one easy enterprise system, whether our trailers are en route or at the shipper’s yard,” said Dale Decker, vice president and co-owner of Decker Truckline. “Utilizing ORBCOMM’s two-way communications capability, we have complete control over our refrigerated trailers’ in-transit temperatures, so we can greatly reduce claims, maximize compliance and provide our customers with the highest level of service.”
Orbcomm says it is currently the only company to offer two-way communications integration with the McLeod system, providing customers with command and control over their assets to turn the reefer on/off, set temperatures and switch between continuous and start/stop modes.
“Through Orbcomm and McLeod’s integrated system, trucking companies will gain centralized visibility to their trailers and cargo by providing temperature, fuel level and cargo sensor readings in real time. This valuable information enables the operations team to quickly report and remedy wrong intelliset, temperature and reefer power settings that can reduce the loss of revenue from damaged goods, unauthorized use of trailers or stolen fuel,” said Christian Allred, senior vice president of Orbcomm Enterprise Solutions. “Through this integration, we are helping our customers run their business smarter by having access to rich data as it happens and when it is needed.”
“We are pleased to work with Orbcomm to offer our customers the ability to see their entire fleet of trailers on one screen throughout the dispatch process – from pick-up through delivery,” said Robert Brothers, McLeod Software’s manager of product development. “By leveraging this valuable business intelligence, customers will be able to make more informed decisions about their dry van and refrigerated operations.”