INDIANAPOLIS. GE announced here yesterday at the National Private Truck Councils’ annual conference and exhibition that is now offering an integrated refrigerated trailer leasing program; is making its full-length cargo sensor available on both its VeriWise satellite and cellular platforms; and is launching the next generation of its VeriWise web-user interface.
The new Integrated Refrigerated Trailer Lease provides leased reefer assets on a five- to seven-year term with pre-defined costs per hour of operation and cost per mile. Included is an integrated tracking feature with reefer monitoring and exception-based reporting by GE’s VeriWise solution. Normal maintenance for wear and tear on the trailer and reefer unit is included and on-site service is provided at a GE branch or at a customer’s location.
According to Joe Artuso, CEO of GE Trailer Fleet Services, the new lease handles the entire process of acquiring, licensing, maintaining, tracking and disposing of reefers. “For one simple monthly payment, our new product offering gives customers the asset type they need while controlling costs and simplifying their budget,” he stated.
GE’s full-length cargo sensor, which covers up to the length of a 53-ft trailer, is now available on both its VeriWise satellite and cellular (formerly FleetView by Terion) platforms. “Our patented full-length sensor will help reduce bobtail miles, streamline the scheduling process, and identify and eliminate the unauthorized use of trailers,” stated Thomas Konditi, president & CEO of GE’s Asset Intelligence division.
The new VeriWise web user interface is an upgrade that leverages the latest asset intelligence technology, according to Konditi. He said the web interface identifies problems and ranks trailers, issues and “landmarks” (locations determined by the user) based on user-defined criteria in real time and then actively presents information to the specific user.
Key features of the VeriWise web site include: customizable dashboard, email reports, feature-rich mapping and landmarking, security “lockdowns” of trailers, and interfacing with major dispatch applications.
For more information, go to www.ge.com.