Thermo King has announced its new TracKing cellular web-enabled temperature management system, which complements its existing TracKing satellite system. Both are wireless asset-management systems that provide real-time monitoring and tracking of untethered trailers. Using cellular, satellite and Internet technology, TracKing also has the ability to interact and control these units.
The cellular system is best for local and regional fleets while the satellite-based system is ideal for long-haul, Thermo King said. Both systems offer the ability to monitor a trailer’s actual position and route history either at regular intervals or on-demand. With alarm and notification features, the systems include mapping and dealer locators and can reduce losses by ensuring temperature-sensitive produces are transported at the correct temperature.
Monitoring through TracKing is possible through a secure web site that provides remote diagnostics and multiple reports. Vehicle location mapping is available with both systems and geo-fencing within maps is on the cellular system.
“The TracKing product line allows our customers to turn raw data into information to manage their assets,” said John Habermann, telematics product manager for Thermo King. “The net result is that we are enabling our customers to run their businesses more efficiently and effectively.”