ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, announced that Swing Transport Inc. has selected ORBCOMM to deliver a comprehensive trailer tracking solution for its fleet of more than 1,000 dry van trailers. ORBCOMM’s solution will provide wireless connectivity through ORBCOMM’s state-of-the-art hardware and a robust, web-based analytics platform for fleet management.
ORBCOMM’s solution will enable Swing Transport, a privately owned logistics company specializing in the transportation of time-sensitive freight in the southeastern United States, to monitor its assets in real time, maximizing visibility and utilization. Swing Transport is using ORBCOMM’s GT1100, a ruggedized, easy-to-install device with a low, one-inch height profile, making it ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers. The GT1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life, which eliminates the need for frequent battery changes.
ORBCOMM will also provide Swing Transport with an advanced web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of its dry van assets. In addition, Swing Transport will seamlessly integrate its trailer data, including starts and stops, with McLeod Software’s transportation management system software for maximum efficiency. Utilizing ORBCOMM’s high-performance technology in conjunction with near-real-time data, Swing Transport can increase trailer utilization and improve its tractor-to-trailer ratio.
“We look forward to working with Swing Transport and delivering a full system solution to help them drive fleet productivity and efficiency,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s chief executive officer. “We are focused on providing our customers with the best value and the most complete service offering to run their business smarter and achieve a full return on investment as quickly as possible. We expect to see a significant impact on Swing Transport’s operations, which will continue to grow as we complete the deployment across their entire fleet.”
“ORBCOMM’s cost-effective telematics solution is the best fit for our trailer tracking requirements based on its unique solar technology, integrated power capability and valuable data reporting features, which we expect to immediately improve fleet performance,” said Dan Summitt, president of Swing Transport Inc. “We are confident that ORBCOMM’s solution will enable us to improve our tractor-to-trailer ratio, streamline operations and better manage our fleet through increased visibility and real-time trailer data where and when we need it.”
ORBCOMM is currently deploying its telematics system on Swing Transport’s trailers and expects to complete installation across its entire fleet by the end of the third quarter in 2014.