GRAPEVINE, TX. SkyBitz has introduced the new Smart Sensor Tracking system, a solution initially designed for tanker fleet Quality Distribution Inc., that now provides fleets with essential trailer and load arrival and departure information. The system was displayed here at the 2006 American Trucking Assns. Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, TX.
The new system uses SkyBitz’s motion-based Smart Sensor to enable fleet managers to see the date- and time-stamped location of a trailer from departure to arrival with the ability to automatically filter out non-essential starts and stops as defined by the company. “For instance, you can tell the system, ‘Don’t report unless you have been rolling thirty minutes,’” explained Roni Taylor, executive vp of SkyBitz. “The big value to customers is that they don’t have to pay for reports on trailers that aren’t moving.”
The sensor is installed right in the SkyBitz GLS (Global Locating System) box and, according to Taylor, 97% of new customers are taking advantage of the Smart Sensor Tracking capability. To date, the company has a total GLS installed base of 100,000 trailers in some 290 fleets.
For more information, go to www.skybitz.com