Distribution Solutions selects Orbcomm for trailer telematics

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Orbcomm announced that Distribution Solutions Inc. (DSI) has selected its trailer telematics systems for its mixed fleet of dry van and refrigerated trailers. Based in Harrison, Ark., DSI offers full-service truckload, dry van and refrigerated services across the continental United States.

DSI is using Orbcomm’s trailer telematics systems to track, monitor and control its dry van and refrigerated trailers. Orbcomm provides DSI with two-way temperature monitoring and control, fuel management, maintenance and logistics services to increase in-transit visibility and utilization of assets,and to mitigate product spoilage and ensure compliance with the FDA’s upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act.

In addition, Orbcomm’s cargo sensor continuously reports the trailer’s loaded condition and changes in cargo status.

Orbcomm’s telematics system is integrated with the McLeod LoadMaster dispatch software platform, enabling DSI to capture near-real-time asset data for their mixed fleet, including operational condition, exception reporting and GPS position.


“By utilizing Orbcomm’s advanced telematics solutions, we are able to take our transportation operations to a higher level of productivity, accountability and customer satisfaction, which is our top priority,” said Mike McNutt, DSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “We now have complete visibility over our entire fleet and can seamlessly track, monitor and control both our dry van and refrigerated assets through one platform, which will have a strong impact on our operational efficiency and performance levels.”

DSI expects to complete deployment of the system across its entire fleet in the second quarter of 2016.