Orbcomm Inc., a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that it has been selected by Hill Brothers, Inc. (Hill Bros), a trucking and logistics service in the Midwest, to provide its integrated dry and refrigerated trailer monitoring solutions for fleet-wide management. Orbcomm’s comprehensive solutions provide wireless connectivity through its hardware and a single, unified cloud-based analytics platform for streamlined operations across multiple asset classes.
Based in Omaha, NE, Hill Bros is using Orbcomm’s refrigerated monitoring solution to track their freight’s location and temperature, providing peace of mind that their loads are compliant and meeting customers’ standards for quality and service. With mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, Orbcomm’s platform provides the real-time data and business intelligence needed to help Hill Bros increase utilization of its refrigerated trailers regardless of the reefer unit’s make or model and gain fuel savings, making their assets more profitable, Orbcomm stated in a press release.
Leveraging Orbcomm’s telematics double play offering, Hill Bros is also deploying Orbcomm’s dry trailer monitoring solution, which features a high-sensitivity solar panel with long-lasting battery life and charging capabilities. Orbcomm’s solution enables Hill Bros to access live and scheduled status updates whether their trailers are in transit or in the yard, so they always know where their trailers are located and if they are empty or loaded, improving turn times and yard management, while saving drivers time and fuel. Through the Orbcomm platform, Hill Bros can manage all of its assets in one place with intuitive icons to distinguish asset types, reports by asset type along with customizable workspaces and access control so that each user within the organization gets the data they need quickly and easily.