Carrier switches to R:COM fleet management system

Jan. 30, 2014

Summitt Trucking, a Clarksville, IN-based carrier and logistics company, will install the R:COM fleet management system from Blue Tree Systems across its entire fleet of more than 150 tractors, 475 dry vans and 75 refrigerated units.

In addition, all trailers are equipped with sensors to monitor and track the deployment of newly installed ATDynamics TrailerTail aerodynamic devices.

“We’ve been using mobile communications for many years, and therefore had high expectations of what these solutions should offer,” said David L. Summitt, president & owner of Summitt Trucking. “After careful review, we decided to switch to Blue Tree Systems based on the comprehensive nature of its R:COM solution and its integration with TMW, particularly its auto arrive/depart functionality. R:COM’s unique ability to provide a full suite of products for EOBR and driver performance monitoring, refrigerated trailer management as well as  dry van trailer tracking provides a comprehensive and complete solution that meets all of our needs.”

The R:COM system provides tracking and trip reporting, turn-by-turn navigation, messaging and workflow functions between the driver and TMS. Also, all the data provided from both refrigerated and dry van trailers, including trailer status information, and refrigeration unit settings and integrated to Summitt through TMWSuite. 

“By switching to Blue Tree Systems’ dry van, refrigerated trailer and tractor systems, along with the latest aerodynamic device deployment sensors, Summitt Trucking has become a full scale user of Blue Tree Systems technology while taking a leading position of using next-generation technology,” said L. T. “Chip” Powell, director of U.S. operations at Blue Tree Systems. “We are very pleased that they have chosen to use R:COM to meet all of their operational and customer service needs.”

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