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ELD buying advice

Attention last-minute ELD shoppers! If you’re still running an AOBRD as an ELD solution, you will not be compliant come Dec. 16. You will need a fully compliant ELD solution or you will face fines and/or out-of-service consequences. And this impacts a majority of fleets on the road at last count.

Fleet profile: Texas-based Alan Ritchey is focused on delivering the best possible value to customers

Meeting customer requirements is nothing new for Alan Ritchey Inc. (ARI). While the Valley View, Texas-based family owned and operated carrier provides services in several government, industrial, agriculture, energy and transportation sectors from coast to coast, since it was founded in 1964 it has served as a contract mail hauler for the United States Postal Service (USPS).

How implementing trailer tracking systems can streamline operations

With industry challenges such as driver shortages and high levels of equipment utilization, efficiently managing trailers is more critical than ever.

Carrier Transicold offers reefer telematics system

Carrier Transicold has announced that it will offer a customized telematics solution that will deliver advanced capabilities for its transport refrigeration units (TRUs). The new telematics solution will help fleets manage their refrigerated assets by enabling remote refrigeration unit monitoring, control and diagnostics, data management and other value-added capabilities. “Adoption of telematics by the transport industry

How monitoring reefers saves money

According to the Food Policy Research Center at the University of Minnesota, about 40% of America’s food supply is either lost or wasted. This rate of waste is not only one of the highest in the world, but also it is responsible for increases in our grocery bills at the checkout counter. Improper temperature control

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Orbcomm, McLeod Software integrate communications features into fleet tracking

Orbcomm Inc., a provider of telematics solutions, and McLeod Software, a provider of transportation and logistics solutions, have announced the successful integration of Orbcomm’s two-way communications features for their fleet tracking and monitoring system with the McLeod LoadMaster enterprise system. Orbcomm’s platform will now join forces with McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software to provide trucking companies across North

Orbcomm launches new mobile apps

Orbcomm Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, launched OrbcommMobile, which offers mobile apps for Orbcomm’s M2M  applications as well as the Orbcommconnect subscriber management portal. Orbcomm’s mobile apps run on both Apple and Android devices. The first in a series of OrbcommMobile apps is Orbcomm’s ReeferTrak cold chain monitoring solution, which allows customers to

Orbcomm acquires Skywave

Orbcomm Inc. acquired SkyWave Mobile Communications, a machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider, effective Jan. 1. Based in Ottawa, Canada, SkyWave offers Orbcomm more than 250,000 subscribers, 400 channel partners, annualized revenues of over $60 million and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of over $12 million, according to the company. The acquisition of SkyWave

ORBCOMM wins Evolution Asset Tracking Award

ORBCOMM Inc.‘s GT 1100 solution has won a 2014 M2M Evolution Asset Tracking Award from M2M Evolution Magazine. The award honors excellence in innovation utilizing M2M technologies to automate the asset tracking functions to increase efficiencies, reduce theft or optimize utilization of the asset. ORBCOMM’s GT 1100 device features a one-inch height profile, is sensor-compatible

Swing Transport chooses ORBCOMM for trailer tracking solution

Swing Transport has selected ORBCOMM as a partner to deliver wireless connectivity for trailer tracking of its more than 1,000 dry van trailers and a web-based analytics platform for fleet management. According to the company, ORBCOMM’s solution will enable Swing Transport, a privately owned logistics company specializing in the transportation of time-sensitive freight in the

Fleets leverage IT to streamline the business process

In today’s regulatory and economic climate, it is becoming imperative for refrigerated transportation assets to be monitored and controlled in real time, according to Craig Montgomery, senior vice president of marketing for ORBCOMM Inc. As a result, fleets are increasingly embracing telematics technology. As an example, Montgomery cites a recent contract signed by ORBCOMM’s StarTrak division