Ryder has chosen Orbcomm, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, to deliver a comprehensive telematics systems for its fleet of 30,000 dry van, refrigerated and flatbed trailers.
The solution will provide connectivity through Orbcomm’s state-of-the-art hardware and a robust, web-based analytics platform for fleet management, Ryder said. Ryder will utilize the system in both its lease and rental trailer fleets.
According to Ryder, customers will find it easier to monitor their assets in real-time with the solution. In addition, the technology can provide refrigerated trailer monitoring and control for Ryder’s cold chain customers to improve quality, mitigate product spoilage and ensure compliance with new food safety regulations.
For its dry van and flatbed trailers, Ryder is using Orbcomm’s GT1100, a ruggedized, easy-to-install device with a low, one-inch height profile and small form factor, making it ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers and other types of cargo assets. The GT1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life in the field, Ryder added.
Ryder is using the RT6000+, a powerful two-way reefer monitoring and control device that provides comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance and logistical applications services for the command and control of temperature-controlled cargo.
Orbcomm has developed a customized web application for Ryder with advanced data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of its dry van, refrigerated and flatbed assets.
“We are excited to solidify our long-time relationship with Ryder, a leader in commercial transportation and an innovator in the use of fleet management technology, through this new vendor agreement,” said Marc Eisenberg, Orbcomm’s CEO. “By leveraging Orbcomm’s full systems solution, Ryder can utilize our telematics technology, hardware and network service for both lease and rental fleets to provide customers with maximum efficiency and return on investment as well as allow them to comply with product reporting requirements.”