Covenant Transportation Group Selects ORBCOMM for Cold Chain Telematics Solution

By Ken Briodagh December 30, 2016

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that it will provide Covenant Transportation Group (CTG), one of the top truckload providers in the United States, its cold chain telematics solution to track, monitor and control its fleet of refrigerated trailers at Covenant Transport and Southern Refrigerated Transport.

“We are pleased to have been chosen by CTG to launch their cold chain telematics initiative, which further demonstrates that ORBCOMM is the solution provider of choice in the transportation market,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORBCOMM. “ORBCOMM's cold chain monitoring solution provides full asset visibility and control to protect refrigerated cargo and maximize utilization, which will help CTG enable temperature management and improve the efficiency of their cold chain operations.”

ORBCOMM will provide cellular connectivity, hardware, wireless fuel and door sensors, along with a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management. CTG will use the cold chain telematics solution to provide temperature, fuel management and maintenance data for its refrigerated trailer fleet. CTG will integrate the data with its proprietary back-office platform to optimize temperature compliance and asset utilization.

“Partnering with a technology leader like ORBCOMM ensures that we are getting a best-in-class telematics solution backed by superior customer support to manage and control our U.S.-based reefer trailer operations,” said Doug Schrier, VP, Continuous Improvement and Program Management, CTG. “By improving asset visibility and enabling full temperature compliance according to the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, we can provide our customers with a higher level of service and peace of mind that thei perishable cargo will move along the chain safely and efficiently.”

CTG will begin installing the ORBCOMM solution immediately and expects to complete full fleet deployment by the end of 2017.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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