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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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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Trailer Tracking + Dispatch: 7 Key Takeaways from TMW Transforum 2015

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This month’s TMW Transforum 2015 User Conference was a busy affair. With over 1,700 attendees, a technology hub, a software demonstration center and an abundance of information sessions, there was much to do at this year`s show. In addition to

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TMS Integration and the Drive for More Productivity

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The Department of Informatics at the University of California recently released some interesting facts about how technology and disruptions is affecting our productivity. In 2004, American information workers switched their attention between tasks on average every three minutes. In 2012,

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IoTT and Connected Fleet take Center Stage at User Conference

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At last week’s PeopleNet User Conference (UC) the buzz was all about the new features and functionality available as part of the company’s IoTT (Internet of Transportation Things) and Connected Fleet offering. From a new mobile app to smart video

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