The Falcon GXT3100C is built upon the Falcon series GXT3000, a custom built cellular product designed to deliver “accurate, real-time data enabling operations managers to make mission critical decisions that improve fleet efficiency and their company’s bottom line,” according to SkyBitz. Fremont Contract Carriers and USA Truck have both selected the new Falcon GXT3100C under the subscription-based enterprise solution SkyBitz as a Service for their fleets, the company said.
“We have many locations where we haul inbound loads to, drop the trailer and then return to haul out a new load from that same facility. We rely on the SkyBitz cargo sensor to tell us if the trailer was in fact unloaded, reloaded, and ready for outbound. Not having to send drivers on searches to find trailers and then verify if they’re empty or loaded saves fuel and hours while reducing our driver’s frustration,” said Tim McCormick, COO, Fremont Contract Carriers. “The bigger picture for us is the ability to manage our trailers more efficiently. SkyBitz helps us save the cost of purchasing new ones and gives us better trailer-to-tractor ratios. With the all-in-one product, we get a quicker install, fewer drilled holes and stealthier placement—invisible from the exterior of the trailer.”
USA Truck, a SkyBitz customer since 2011, recently re-evaluated and renewed its fleet with SkyBitz as a Service, installing the Falcon GXT3100C.
“We’ve already seen the value of cargo status in addition to location updates from SkyBitz and, with this new product, we’re able to receive even more frequent reporting,” said Russell Overla, executive vice president Truckload Operations, USA Truck. “SkyBitz as a Service is an attractive offering because it enables us to quickly deploy the new all-in-one device to our fleet by eliminating any upfront hardware costs and providing us with the latest technology updates.”
The Falcon GXT3100C consists of the GXT3100 mobile terminal with remote antenna, the SkyBitz Cargo Sensor, and a proprietary mounting bracket.
“At SkyBitz, we pride ourselves on our culture of innovation and working closely with our customers to develop customized solutions built to better serve their needs,” said Henry Popplewell, senior vice president and general manager, SkyBitz. “We are thrilled one of our long-standing customers, USA Truck, has renewed their commitment to SkyBitz and that Fremont Contract Carriers has selected us to help them achieve higher levels of fleet efficiencies.”