SkyBitz, TA forge battery deal

April 1, 2006
Trailer tracking provider SkyBitz and national truck stop chain TravelCenters of America (TA) have formed a partnership that allows TA to sell and replace SkyBitz batteries at its locations. This new partnership offers SkyBitz's 170 fleet customers the option of changing batteries on their wireless tracking Mobile Terminal (MT) units at one of TA's 161 truck stops. SkyBitz's Global Locating System

Trailer tracking provider SkyBitz and national truck stop chain TravelCenters of America (TA) have formed a partnership that allows TA to sell and replace SkyBitz batteries at its locations. This new partnership offers SkyBitz's 170 fleet customers the option of changing batteries on their wireless tracking Mobile Terminal (MT) units at one of TA's 161 truck stops.

SkyBitz's Global Locating System (GLS) platform allows fleets to track both powered and un-powered assets in a compact all-in-one design. The company's InSight web application then reports detailed street-level mapping to improve location accuracy.

“Even though our batteries only need to be changed once every few years, we learned that our customers wanted a convenient, on-the-road solution,” says Roni Taylor, company's executive vp.

SkyBitz's internal battery can power the trailer tracking system for up to four years, depending on the amount of data transmission, according to Taylor. TA is also going to offer installation of a seven-year life external battery pack for SkyBitz customers that want to increase transmission frequency.

For more information, go to www.skybitz.com

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