Transport America deploys SkyBitz

Carrier Transport America is installing asset management solutions from SkyBitz. The enterprise technologies are being installed through SkyBitz as a Service, allowing installation and use of the services without upfront capital expense, SkyBitz said.

The solutions will provide Transport America with intelligent trailer data, including cargo status and trends analytics reporting from SkyBitz.

“We are committed to providing the best equipment and state-of-the-art technology to ensure the greatest experience for our drivers and customers,” said Scott C. Arves, president and CEO, Transport America. “We were looking for real-time data to help us improve customer service and equipment utilization, while reducing unnecessary headaches and wasted hours for our drivers. With more precise data and trends analytics on trailers and cargo from SkyBitz, we’ll be able to operate with more efficiencies than ever before.”

The carrier is installing the cellular-based Falcon GXT3000 and cargo sensors for real-time visibility to the location and load status of all of its trailers. The data from the system is integrated with Transport America’s existing transportation management system for faster intelligence and added convenience.

According to SkyBitz, Transport America’s drivers and dispatchers can quickly find and turn available trailers while avoiding wasted miles with the solution. Included is the visual information dashboard tool, InSight Trends, which delivers analytics reporting regarding trailer pools, trailer turns, mileage and idle time performance.

“We are excited to begin a lasting partnership with Transport America. Their management team has a strong plan to expand the business and SkyBitz will be an integral technology solution to help them,” said Henry Popplewell, senior vice president and general manager, SkyBitz. “With SkyBitz as a Service, Transport America will be able to focus on their growth strategies, relying on insightful analytics data to optimize their fleet and improve their customers’ experience.”

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