Total Logistics Group, a full-service transportation and logistics provider specializing in the cross-border transport of food and consumer goods between Canada and the U.S., has chosen the patented Global Locating System (GLS) trailer tracking technology from SkyBitz for the more than 175 trailers in its fleet.
Headquartered in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Total Logistics Group is employing SkyBitz GLS 200 trailer tracking technology primarily to enhance security for every shipment and provide extra peace of mind to customers. By using the innovative SkyBitz Smart Sensor Tracking technology, the carrier is also able to automatically filter out each trailer’s non-essential starts and stops and only receive reports on actionable information such as load arrival and departure times.
“In food transportation, the integrity of the product is the highest priority, especially for our large multinational customers,” said Robert Nuez, senior vice president of Total Logistics Group. “With SkyBitz trailer tracking, we know the exact location of each trailer at all times and that the loads have not been tampered with.”
The SkyBitz technology also has the capability to trigger an alert if anyone opens a trailer door without permission – further preventing unauthorized entry and ensuring shipment integrity.
In addition to the security features, Total Logistics Group chose SkyBitz based on the user friendliness of the technology and the ease of installation for tracking units. The solution will also enable the carrier to increase operational efficiencies and reduce trailer-to-tractor ratio.
“Our untethered asset tracking technology provides total and instant visibility into every trailer in the fleet,” remarked Roni Taylor, executive vice president for SkyBitz. “SkyBitz will help Total Logistics Group not only reduce operational costs by improving efficiencies but also grow the business without having to add more trailers to handle additional freight.”
SkyBitz developed the revolutionary Global Locating System (GLS) technology to give customers the ability to track un-powered assets by utilizing wireless satellite technology and centralized position calculations. The two-way GLS mobile communicator is compact, easy to install and provides multi-year battery life. More than 320 fleets currently rely on the cost-effective SkyBitz GLS technology to track more than 120,000 trailers and containers and achieve total asset visibility, improve security, lower operating costs and enhance customer service. Headquartered in Sterling, Va., SkyBitz is a privately held company financially backed by CIBC, AIG Highstar Capital, Inverness Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures and ITV, a fund of Cordova Ventures. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com.
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