Skew E Smartt Logo Vector File Combine Version Cmyk Color Copy

Experts to dig into eSMARTT survey findings

July 8, 2022
Collaborating researchers and reefer carrier CEOs will discuss smart trailer technologies for temperature-controlled fleets in a workshop panel July 28 at TCA’s Refrigerated Meeting.

Collaborating eSMARTT researchers Paul Menig, CEO of Business Accelerants, and Charlie Willmott, CEO of WillGo Transportation Consulting, will dig into the results of their recent survey of smart trailer technologies used by temperature-controlled fleets during the upcoming Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Meeting.

The “Incorporating Telematics into Your Refrigerated Fleet to Manage Food Safety and Maintenance” workshop panel also will feature Ken Johnson, president of Leonard’s Express, and Ron Hall, vice president of C.R. England, who will share their perspectives on current and future uses of smart trailer technologies.

The panel is set for 8 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 28. TCA’s Refrigerated Meeting runs July 27-29 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Mich.

See also: TCA’s Refrigerated Meeting built for temperature-controlled professionals

The eSMARTT—which stands for enhanced safety, maintainability and readiness through technology—survey and report, commissioned by American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council, gathered extensive data earlier this year from a wide cross-section of carriers in the temperature-controlled market. The purpose of the research was to evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing new smart trailer technologies, and to better understand carriers’ future vision for a fully integrated smart trailer.

The resulting 160-page report published in April contains valuable benchmarking insight for carriers and technology product providers. It also looks at how current and future smart trailer technologies fit into the larger global cold chain with regard to food safety, security, and regulatory compliance.

Visit for further information on TCA’s Refrigerated Meeting.

Sponsored Recommendations

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...

80% Fewer Towable Accidents - 10 Key Strategies

After installing grille guards on all of their Class 8 trucks, a major Midwest fleet reported they had reduced their number of towable accidents by 80% post installation – including...

Proactive Fleet Safety: A Guide to Improved Efficiency and Profitability

Each year, carriers lose around 32.6 billion vehicle hours as a result of weather-related congestion. Discover how to shift from reactive to proactive, improve efficiency, and...

Tackling the Tech Shortage: Lessons in Recruiting Talent and Reducing Turnover

Discover innovative strategies for recruiting and retaining tech talent in the trucking industry at our April 16th webinar, where experts will share insights on competitive pay...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!