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Brexit Eclipsed as Key Topic at the UK’s Commercial Vehicle Show 2019

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Electric vehicles, last-mile delivery, low emissions zones and connectivity eclipsed Brexit as key topics on the minds of fleet executives at the UK’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham last week. The CV Show is the best attended, largest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held every year in Britain. 400 exhibitors descended on the NEC in Birmingham; for fleet operators, it’s the annual meeting point and for sector suppliers, it’s the ultimate showcase for products and services.

The ORBCOMM team at the CV Show 2019.

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Cargo Security Update: The US Ranks as a ‘High’ Level Threat for Theft

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The volume of reported cargo thefts in the United States averaged 49 thefts per month in the US in 2018. According to the annual SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC) report, there were a recorded 592 cargo thefts with the highest number at 171 in Q4 at an average value of $142,342. 

On the SCIC 5-point scale of low to moderate, elevated, high and severe, the United States is ranked as a ‘high’ level threat for cargo thefts.

Although the volume of reported cargo thefts in the United States dropped 19% from 2017 to 2018 and total average value dropped 2%, thieves are evolving their methods to obtain their desired merchandise and avoid capture. Despite the decline, evidence exists to support a strong danger will persist.

Organized criminals form part of an established network of fences and buyers who place orders for specific merchandise for thieves to target. Criminal networks also include contacts who alert thieves to inside information about the contents, values, security measures and destinations of loads.

“Thieves in the U.S. have long utilized the ‘risk vs reward’ calculation when targeting cargo. And in so doing, they have shifted focus to other methods and products that provide a lesser chance of capture or disruption, thereby reducing their risk,” the report states. “This can be seen in the continued increase of reported mixed retail loads, or less than truckload (LTL) thefts. These shipments are typically a mix of product destined for a brick and mortar retail store.”

Reported LTL thefts are categorized as pilferage and have seen a dramatic 198% increase since 2014, breaking records in 2017 and again in 2018. LTL shipments are considered to be more vulnerable than full truckload shipments, as they are often less closely guarded.

SensiGuard says LTLs are frequently targeted by thieves as they generally have less security in place than high-value, single-owner shipments. Losses to any one owner of goods on an LTL shipment may even be too low to trigger a police report or insurance claim, allowing the criminals to continue operating at relatively lower risk.

Cargo Theft by Category, Value and Location

2018 saw electronics take over the top spot for most stolen product type for the first time since 2009. Recording 20% of the 2018 total of all stolen goods, electronics displaced food and drinksand home and garden products with a rise of 33% from 2017.

The usual front runners,food and drinks and home and garden, accounted for 14% and 16% of total stolen goods in 2018 respectively, although the average value of stolen shipments in 2018 was considerably higher in some other categories. Personal care tops that list, with an average value of $544,935 stolen per shipment. Next up are electronics ($297,332), tobacco($208,302) and clothing and shoes($171,031). Way down on the list in terms of average values stolen are food and drinks and home and garden at $67,374 and $65,998 respectively.

California accounted for 26% of total thefts in 2018 and was again the frontrunner for states with the most reported cargo theft occurrences. Texas (15%), Florida (11%), Illinois (11%) and Georgia (8%) rounded out the top five. In terms of thefts by category, 90% of reported in-transit thefts were from unattended and stationary loads.

While cargo theft will continue to remain a strong threat to the industry, the benefits of technology in the fight against it are becoming visible as theft rates have continued on a downward trend since 2009. ORBCOMM’s trailer telematics are used in part to detect and deter thefts and enable the recovery of stolen shipments. Unauthorized moves, unscheduled stops and unauthorized door openings outside a geofence, for instance, can inform of a theft in progress and are indicated in real-time by configurable alerts. Chances of recovering a stolen load are also increased through live GPS location data.

ORBCOMM has been a pioneer in the industry, servicing such companies as Walmart, Hub Group and Christenson with our comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions – from software platforms to tracking devices to sensors to support.

Contact us today for more information on how ORBCOMM integrated transportation telematics solutions can enhance the way you do business.

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Heavy Equipment Telematics, Digitalization, Automation and Efficiency: Top Trends at bauma 2019

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Digitalization, automation and efficiency are reshaping the global supply and operation of heavy construction machinery. These core topics dominated the debate at the recent bauma 2019 show in Munich, where ORBCOMM exhibited alongside nearly 4,000 equipment and solutions providers from 63 countries and more than 620,000 visitors from 200 countries. They’re all part of a worldwide heavy construction equipment market expected to grow significantly to reach USD 231.3 billion by 2025 across key industries including construction, mining, and oil and gas.

“Networked construction sites and smart machines, as well as autonomous driving and working: these are not just dreams of the future! The construction equipment industry becomes more and more digital—and with it, the construction site”, noted the influential bauma Industry Barometer.

bauma 2019

bauma 2019: ORBCOMM exhibited alongside nearly 4,000 equipment and solutions providers from 63 countries and more than 620,000 visitors from 200 countries.

For ORBCOMM, digitalization and automation are key trends driving innovation in our heavy equipment telematics solutions. Top-of-the-line construction equipment of all kinds are now often fitted with telematics hardware that monitors and collects machine data. This ‘hard’ information now makes it possible to check the machinery’s on-the-job performance, fuel consumption and location, inform predictive maintenance, more precisely determine operating costs and manage entire fleets via telematics. Read more ›

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Discover the Wealth of Data for all Vehicles at the CV Show

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As we look ahead to a post-Brexit UK, it’s never been more important to stay up-to-date on the most impactful issues in the industry. That’s part of why we are looking forward to meeting you at the CV Show. The UK’s largest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event, the CV Show looks at the latest in technology and news around the road transport industry.

Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK between April 30 and May 2 and you can meet us in Hall 4 at Stand 4D50. The CV Show is where UK operators of vehicle fleets of all sizes and variants (whether heavy or light commercial) come every year to see the innovation and technological developments in the industry. 20,000 visitors are expected to visit the halls of the show across the three days. Key themes will be the future of diesel and its alternatives, electric vehicles, environmental concerns, congestion charges in UK cities and ways to mitigate driver shortages.

It’s not just about autonomy and driverless technology, connectivity too will be high on the CV Show agenda.We will show telematics for the entire connected fleet, for trucks, vans, trailers, refrigerated vehicles, intermodal containers and buses, and you  can learn how to track, monitor and control all your vehicles from one platform with the industry’s most complete fleet management solution.

Safety and compliance managers will be interested in TachoVision developments. Planners and dispatchers use it to plan jobs and workflow in advance with live access to complex, hard-to-calculate, forward-looking tachograph data.

As well as tacho data, we will demo the entire truck management solution. It gives insights into driving styles, productivity and economy, which can improve vehicle performance and enhance safety. This is vital for operating economy, road safety, and environmental impact, and allows us to provide driver training and personal coaching, as well as on-board driver-focused systems.

The CV Show also satisfies the special requirements of the temperature-controlled operator, with a vast display of refrigerated transport and cold chain equipment to choose from.We will showcase devices and software that deliver complete cold chain visibility, compliance and control for refrigerated rigids and trailers, including GAMP 5 certified HACCP-compliant temperature recorders.

GT 1200 trailer tracking device

The new GT 1200 series is available as an all-in-one, feature-rich tracking device with integrated cargo sensors delivers powerful remote asset management and cargo status detection capabilities with minimum wiring.

For fleets with dry trailers and containers, ORBCOMM will showcase the GT 1200 Series. Delivering enhanced visibility for dry trailers and containers, it provides advanced solar-powered tracking with integrated cargo sensors in one device.

We look forward to meeting maintenance managers attending WORKSHOP, an integral part of the CV Show which focuses on the need for regular vehicle commercial vehicle maintenance. Visitors to our stand who are looking for better uptime and smarter maintenance planning can see how telematics helps to meet those objectives based on real-time operational data and actual vehicle usage.

Buses won’t be forgotten at the CV Show, where we will demo our telematics platform (based on the BT 500) for bus fleets. Our software works in real-time with the 12 Day Bus Rule, where coach drivers on a single international coach tour can work for up to 12 consecutive days provided they follow specific rest and break rules before during and after the trip.

The CV Show
When: April 30 – May 2, 2019
Where: NEC, Birmingham, UK

ORBCOMM: Hall 4, Stand 4D50

Are you going to be there? Schedule a meeting with us or drop by Stand 4D50 in Hall 4 and we’ll arrange a time to meet that’s convenient for you. Or, contact us at info@orbcomm.com.

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IoT in Agriculture: How Harvest Monitoring is Maximizing Crop Value and Productivity

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Our latest case study takes a closer look at how ORBCOMM IoT technology supports agriculture company Wiagro in increasing productivity for their customers, by ensuring stored crops remain at their best.

“ORBCOMM’s technology, combined with the expertise of their field application engineers, helped us deliver a solution on time that exceeded customer expectations.” – Martin Codasco, Company Director, Wiagro.

ORBCOMM partnered with Wiagro to deliver maximum ROI for their customer. The company wanted to store their soybean crop and sell when market conditions were most favorable. The grain required constant monitoring to ensure its quality and that it would be ready to sell when the time was right.

Wiagro worked with ORBCOMM satellite terminals to deliver temperature, humidity, and C02 monitoring. Utilizing satellite technology was vital since the silos were in an area without cellular service.

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This is just one example of how IoT is improving agricultural operations. Smart agriculture solutions are using IoT Technology in many ways. From minimizing plant loss through pest, disease and plant health tracking, to monitoring rainfall and soil moisture to ensure optimum growing conditions, the future looks bright for IoT and Smart Agriculture.

To find out more about how ORBCOMM can help its partners achieve email us at sales@orbcomm.com.

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Journey Management – Where do we go from here?

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oilfield fleet safetyThe odds are if you have been in the oil & gas industry for any length of time, you have had some type of involvement with Journey Management. The real question is, if you had to take a competency test on it, how well do you think you would fare? The truth is, most of us don’t know nearly enough, and even more frightening is that we don’t practice or support it within our organizations the way that it should be. That said, I don’t want to take the Dooms Day negative approach in talking about this. Instead, this is to provide some clear insight about what we can each do to up our game or, in some cases, create what doesn’t exist within the company today.  

The Safest Journey Is The One Not Taken 

It’s likely we have all heard or read this statement more times than we can count over the years. The reality is we all need to travel, so pre-planning can help to ensure a safe trip!   

The reason for deploying a Journey Management Program is to reduce the likelihood that employees will be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Within the oil and gas industry, we know that year over year 40% of all fatalities are related to land transportation. Therefore, it is imperative and incumbent upon all of us to look at everything we do related to driving. 

Simple Journey Management: 

Permian fleet safetyFor most, it typically goes something like this:  

  • Employee/Driver is given a work assignment and location information by manager/supervisor/dispatcher 
  • Employee/Driver confirms the schedule, collects the necessary tools, provides additional help for the trip and notifies manager/supervisor or dispatcher that they are leaving for site 
  • Employee/Driver arrives at site and, if cell coverage is available, confirms safe arrival 
  • Journey Completed 

Realistic Journey Management Programs looks like this: 

Each oilfield service company should employ an individual with the responsibility of managing, training, overseeing and maintaining a corporate JM program. Depending on the level of sophistication of the program, it could include some or all of the following things: 

  • Journey Management Software for managers, supervisors and field workers/drivers includes:
    • Numerous solutions are available as subscription models based on number of users, frequency of trips etc., and most include a mobile app. 
    • Most of these solutions allow the flexibility to modify the overall workflow based upon how the company operates and includes features such as a short Question and Answer for the Driver to submit that is then reviewed to approve or deny the trip based upon rulesets that have been put in place by the company. 
  • JM software is integrated into IVMS / GPS technology currently installed in the fleet to monitor real time progress. 
    • One important factor here is understanding that if you are using a cellular only based solution, the trip may continue well past where network coverage stops, thereby creating an issue with synchronizing with trip completion. 
  • An in-house or thirdparty JM call center is used to schedule, manage, track and complete trips. 

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AIS Data Helping Improve Artisanal Fishing Safety in Local Communities

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ais data advantagesFishing is probably the most dangerous occupation in the world, and the people affected by accidents at sea are often among the poorest in society. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that of the four million fishing vessels worldwide, 98% are under 24m in length and so are not covered by any international rules and regulations.

Consider the impact of one of these artisanal fishing vessels missing or lost at sea.

In many fishing communities, while artisanal techniques are still used, governments are trying to improve the economic viability of this activity. One improvement is to process the fish in the village to add value beyond simply catching the fish. Governments help by subsidizing or financing refrigerated storage facilities. By processing and storing the fish locally, other community members can be employed, improving the local economy.

With the whole community involved, a missing fisherman can cause significant disruption. If even one fisherman is stranded at sea, the local community ceases processing and production to search for that lost fisherman, as it can take up to three days for a government’s search and rescue to respond. There is the obvious personal impact to family and friends of a missing fisherman, but it also impacts the community economically.

ORBCOMM is working to make a difference to these communities. Combining technologies like satellite and terrestrial Automatic Identification System (AIS) and ORBCOMM’s satellite IoT service, we can monitor and report the location of a fishing boat or fisherman and provide the information to a monitoring software platform. We integrate the technology into small, easy-to-use devices that are easily installed in small vessels or worn on an armband and include an easily operated emergency alert button.

With this information, local communities can more efficiently search for missing fisherman and decrease the inherent risk of artisanal fishing. In addition, fisheries protection agencies can enforce regulatory compliance to fishing regulations, as geofence functions can provide awareness of fishing exclusion zones.

Contact us learn more about why ORBCOMM’s marine solutions are a game changer in enhancing the safety of artisanal fisherman and tracking IUU fishing by small vessels.

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Refrigerated Rigids and Telematics: Saving the Day when Temperatures Soar

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In summer 2018, the UK saw one of the biggest and longest heatwaves on record. While this was great news for some, it posed its own challenges for the foodservice industry. As temperatures soared, fresh, cold and frozen foods were ordered by customers at much higher levels and with greater frequency than normal. Retailers saw an increase of 2.2% in total grocery sales in a four-week period during summer 2018, a growth traced directly to the heatwave thanks to customers buying more fresh foods, beverages and snacks. According to Nielsen figures, it was the biggest growth volume outside of traditional periods since 2013. Dining al fresco became standard, ice cream was more popular and fresh burgers and olives saw significant growth.

Shoppers spent +4.5% more on groceries in the last four weeks to 14th July, as the hottest June in more than 40 years.

Supply Chain Under Stress

Out of this irregular occurrence came an unlikely hero – the refrigerated rigid truck (or the rigid reefer as it is sometimes called) – the “workhorse” vehicle for many fleets in the foodservice industry.

The strengths of the refrigerated rigid – combined with advanced telematics – became something of a hero for supply chains under strain. Already, valued for its convenience for urban deliveries, the refrigerated rigid truck is designed to cope with multiple stops, frequent door openings and operation day and night. Its payload capacity is ideally suited to foodservice operations and its temperature management capabilities are just what is required for these conditions.

Hauliers were asked to prove that their cargo was delivered on time and at the right temperature, all while ensuring that their drivers were not overworked and operating within driving and working hours regulations. And just because there were more jobs and not enough hours to complete them, fleets still had to ensure that drivers did not abandon fuel-efficient, legal and environmentally-friendly driving styles.

For both own account operators and for-hire foodservice operators, summer 2018 was a test of their vehicles and the telematics data used to support them. Temperature data needed to be available in real-time and reported on historically to shippers within minutes of delivery. Tachograph data from drivers needed to be instantly viewable to planners so that additional stops could be added. In addition, engine data needed to be analysed to ensure drivers were not speeding between locations to avoid missing delivery slots or cooling themselves down with excess idling.

Temperature Management Is Vital

The primary function of a refrigerated rigid is to keep its cargo cool. During times of extreme hot weather events, cold chain monitoring solutions are even more important.

With an increase in temperature-sensitive produce, hauliers and private fleets need to be sure that the assets they carry can be maintained and delivered at the right temperature. Constant reporting is required; shippers and receivers want immediate proof of temperature consistency during trips, sent by email in graph formats that can be instantly understood.

Multiple short stops with frequent door openings/closings are also a challenge. Shippers and receivers are always keen to know how long doors have remained open and the effect of this on temperatures. By connecting a door switch into the platform, hauliers are able to use telematics to show the length of times a door is open at delivery – and the temperature movements that occur during that period of time. Geo-fences can monitor where and when a door is opened, alerting management to any unplanned or unauthorised access.

If something does go wrong, real-time alerts can be the best friend of a dispatcher. Telematics can provide automatic error detection in reefer units and set variances and tolerances based on the cargo carried. Anything out of the ordinary triggers an alert, so a driver and dispatcher can check conditions immediately.

Keeping Fleets Compliant And Cool

Temperature data is not the only data refrigerated fleets need to operate with; compliance data is equally crucial. On any given day in the UK, there are hundreds of foodservice companies using thousands of drivers to deliver multiple cold chain products. Dispatchers, planners and operations managers need to keep a close eye on their drivers to ensure they are working to driving hours and working time legislation.

During times of extreme heat, when order requirements might increase and driving conditions can be tough, the success of a single job can hinge on whether a driver has enough driving and working hours left to fulfil the delivery. Live tachograph and working time data become critical for dispatchers and planners to keep an even closer eye on drivers than normal, to ensure they have time left to fulfil every job. Real-time tracking and cargo visibility help drivers do more with their driving hours. With in-depth knowledge of how long a driver has left, planners can schedule or reschedule as needed.

With the increased number of deliveries during a hot summer, there is more pressure too on detention times for deliveries. Using geo-fencing, telematics systems can be used to monitor and compare wait times for drivers day-to-day at specific pick-up points or depots, to ensure that these do not drift outwards as the weather heats up.

Don’t Let Drivers Get Hot Under the Collar

In times of extreme heat experienced in summer 2018, operators need to constantly monitor what’s happening with their trucks and drivers.

For drivers, there are several issues in hotter weather. Due to the increase in the number of jobs, there is a temptation to speed between deliveries. During deliveries, there is potential for a spike in idling across the fleet as drivers struggle to keep their cool. Each of these can have a big impact on an operator’s bottom line.

To keep control, fleet managers need to be able to monitor, review and analyse drivers’ performance closely – and communicate more frequently to drivers if they see any slippage from agreed metrics. Driver data taken from the CANbus can be used to generate driver scorecards in the truck through an in-cab display, like speeding, idling, harsh braking or acceleration. In-cab displays can also communicate jobs details and two-way messages; driver messaging available at-a-glance means drivers know exactly where their next job is coming from and dispatchers know that it will get done. If drivers can also see temperature data in the cab through this display, drivers can also report any deviations that they see.

Bringing It all Together

ORBCOMM’s refrigerated solution was the ideal partner for UK foodservice organisations in summer 2018.  When orders were piling up, operation teams were under pressure and drivers were under extra stress, the combination of the rigid reefer’s strengths and a complete telematics solution – on the one platform and the one screen – was there to give hauliers some breathing space.

Through being able to see temperature, tachograph, vehicle and driver performance data on the one screen (the ORBCOMM solution for refrigerated rigids uses only one hardware device, the data sits on one portal and the analysis is available from one screen), dispatchers, planners, safety and compliance managers could take reassurance from telematics knowing that assets were arriving on time at the right temperature. Operators were able to rely on refrigerated rigid vehicles that are nimble and flexible – and telematics solutions that do a lot on a single platform.

With the UK food and grocery industry set to grow by £28.2bn by 2023, it’s more important than ever before for operators to look closely at clever combinations for their business. As another heatwave is looking likely for summer 2019, operators might look at how they can be a bit more prepared.

To learn more about our products email us at sales@orbcomm.com or visit our tachograph pages here. Download our datasheet on Refrigerated Rigid here.

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Truckload Strong at TCA

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The Truckload Carriers Association 81stAnnual Convention saw stakeholders—carriers, regulators, media, analysts, suppliers and technology vendors—get together in Las Vegas last week to look back at 2018 and identify some of the challenges facing the industry this year.

This year’s theme ‘Truckload Strong’ sought to unify truckload carriers and encourage cooperation as new challenges approach.

Here are two interesting topics that surfaced:

ELD remains top of mind

With the deadline to transition from automatic onboard recording devices to electronic logging devices (ELDs) coming at the end of the year, the ELD mandate and Hours of Service (HOS) regulations dominated conversations. Ray Martinez, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) administrator, said 2019 will be a critical year for the trucking industry as the agency continues to work with carriers to ensure a smooth transition. He also pointed to potential changes to HOS regulations as the agency continues to review the 5,200 comments it received on HOS reform. We expect to hear more on this later this year from the FMCSA.

During his address, Martinez also talked about how important it is for companies to embrace safety as part of their organizational culture rather than relying on laws and legislation to do the job. HOS violations dropped by 52% over the last year because of the ELD mandate implementation, he said, and he encouraged trucking companies to embrace new technologies and the safety benefits they provide.

Detention, a profitability killer 

Detention times are increasing across 135 key markets, hindering profitability for fleets and making it difficult for drivers to maximize their income, said Jack Porter, Managing Director, TCA Profitability Program during Monday’s session, ‘The Pulse of Truckload: Insights and Predictions from PPT and FreightWaves. Sonar data from the FreightWaves platform shows that most drivers only spend an average of 6.5 hours per day driving and generating revenue, amounting to huge losses, said Porter. With detention, cooperation between shippers and carriers is paramount. As carriers look to reduce driver waiting times and recoup losses, telematics data becomes a necessity as it enables fleets to keep track of idle time and properly calculate detention surcharges for shippers.

Fresh off the press

This year’s convention also saw some interesting product announcements, including ORBCOMM’s next-generation, solar-powered tracking device, which significantly enhances our dry trailer and container tracking solution. The ultra-compact GT 1200 series features an improved solar panel, expanded support for wireless sensors, quicker and safer installation and more. To download the product datasheet and learn more, visit our website.

Overall, the 2019 Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention afforded a great opportunity for companies to spend time with existing customers, identify new business opportunities and learn more about happenings within the industry.

Well done, TCA team. We look forward to seeing you at the Refrigerated Annual Meeting in July!

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Discover the Future of Asset Tracking Technology at TCA 2019

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The 2019 Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention is officially under way in Las Vegas, NV, and we’ve got some exciting news to share. ORBCOMM has just launched our next-generation, solar-powered GT 1200 Series of devices that significantly enhance our current trailer and container tracking solution. Our newest product line is part of a comprehensive telematics solution that includes multiple sensor options, user-friendly applications and reliable cellular and optional satellite connectivity, delivering the latest features in hassle-free trailer and container tracking:

  • An ultra-compact, ruggedized design that allows for faster and safer field installation on any asset in any orientation
  • Global cargo visibility with an optional integrated cargo sensor
  • A newly-engineered, high-sensitivity solar panel for 20x charging improvement and up to 3x more messages
  • Expanded out-of-the-box support for wireless sensors and fully configurable I/O
  • Built-in tamper and impact detection for increased security
  • No maintenance or battery changes for up to 10 years
GT 1200 trailer tracking device

The new GT 1200 series is available as an all-in-one, feature-rich tracking device with integrated cargo sensors, delivering powerful remote asset management and cargo status detection with minimum wiring.

Integrated cargo sensor: GT 1210 underside view showing the cargo sensor facing into the asset.

Integrated cargo sensor: GT 1210 underside view showing the cargo sensor facing into the asset.

The new GT 1200 series is part of ORBCOMM’s comprehensive innovation plan to enhance nearly all of our products to expand our existing capabilities and provide our customers with advanced technology and unmatched value. The GT 1200 product line features the latest in asset tracking technology and offers incremental benefits to our transportation customers looking to more efficiently manage their assets, maximize driver productivity and improve their bottom line.

If you’re attending TCA, make sure to schedule a meeting, or stop by ORBCOMM’s booth #107 to see firsthand how the enhanced GT 1200 product line can help streamline your fleet operations.

TCA 2019 Annual Convention
When: March 10 – 13, 2019
Where: Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, NV
ORBCOMM Booth 107

Be sure to follow #2019TCA and @ORBCOMM_Inc on Twitter for the latest from the show floor. For those we won’t see at this year’s convention, feel free to reach out any time to learn how ORBCOMM can help you with your trailer and container tracking needs.

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