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Telematics Technology Answering the Trucking Industry Call for Smarter Fleet Management

This week, we’ll be showcasing some of the new enhancements to our dry van and cold chain telematics solutions in Booth 209 at the 79th Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN, from March

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Cold Chain and Food Logistics: Thriving in an Era of Competition and Compliance

Carriers and shippers of temperature-controlled cargo operate in an increasingly tough compliance environment, as governments and producers in the U.S. and around the world seek to safeguard people from the risks of contaminated, spoiled and counterfeit goods. Helping our transportation

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Playing Well with Others

If there’s one thing that can be said of ORBCOMM’s industry-leading reefer tracking and trailer telematics applications, it’s that we play well with others. ORBCOMM’s versatile applications integrate with top Transportation Management Systems (including McLeod Software, TMW Systems and PeopleNet)

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Reefer Telematics: How Decker is Reducing Costly Dwell Time and Engine Hours

When evaluating the return on investment of a reefer management solution, reduced fuel consumption and improved trailer utilization are two of the selling points that resonate most when we’re speaking with fleet owners.   But it’s always nice to hear

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Trailer Tracking on the Go, and a Look Ahead to the TCA Refrigerated Division Meeting

It’s hard to believe we’re half-way through 2016, which has already seen so much news and innovation on the trucking, reefer and trailer telematics fronts. Already this year, ORBCOMM has made great strides to further improve our product and service

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The Top Tracking Features Used by Refrigerated Fleets

As part of our spring transportation survey we also asked our refrigerated trailer customers what were their favorite features for optimizing day-to-day operations.  As you might expect, customers relied heavily on the reports and alerts in ReeferTrak that ensured that

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FSMA, Smart Assets and Cargo Security: TCA 2016 Preview

These are interesting and challenging times for truckload carriers, shippers and receivers. First, new Internet of Things (IoT) technology is turning trailers and containers into “smart” assets that track, monitor and control fleets and cargo. At the same time, cargo

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Cold Chain Monitoring Improves Food Distribution Safety, Compliance

Did you know that food distribution represents an enormous part of the US economy, representing over $235B in sales in 2014? How about that 47% of a typical American family’s food spend is on ‘food away from home’, and that

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Managing Freight and Data: A Look Back at the McLeod User Conference

“Fleets don’t just manage freight, they also manage data.” That was one of the keynote messages from Tom McLeod, founder of McLeod Software at the company’s User Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Carriers and shippers have weathered a lot of change

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Next-Level Reefer Control Arrives as Cargo Volumes Increase

From onions to seafood, refrigerated ocean cargo volumes are expected to grow in the coming years. According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, a growing middle class in Asia, superior traceability and documentation in the European supply chain and changing tastes and

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