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ORBCOMM Helping J.B. Hunt Become a “Technology Company”

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Talk Business & Politics recently reported on how J.B Hunt is exploring augmented reality, mobile applications and other innovations as part of a $500 million technology investment over the next five years. Earlier this year, J.B. Hunt selected ORBCOMM to equip its 90,000-plus intermodal and over-the-road (OTR) trailing fleets with end-to-end tracking and monitoring.

J.B Hunt telematics solution

J.B. Hunt selected ORBCOMM to equip its 90,000-plus intermodal and over-the-road (OTR) trailing fleets with end-to-end tracking and monitoring.

Leveraging our solar-powered GT 1100 devices with integrated cargo sensors, ORBCOMM is providing J.B. Hunt with a comprehensive telematics solution that gives full visibility to multiple classes of trailing equipment. With installation in under 15 minutes on either loaded or unloaded trailers, the solution is designed to increase operational efficiency, reduce cargo theft, and decrease unauthorized use.

trailer tracking device with cargo sensor

The solar-powered GT 1100-LTE devices with integrated cargo sensors are designed for installation outside a loaded or unloaded asset in less than 15 minutes, significantly reducing installation costs, resources and asset downtime

“Each unit will be equipped with a solar-rechargeable GPS tracking device and a full-length sensor to determine the presence or absence of cargo inside the trailing unit,” said Tracy Black, Senior Vice President of Information Systems for J.B. Hunt. “These comprehensive telematics solutions will decrease cargo theft, increase operational efficiency, decrease unauthorized use of assets and offer J.B. Hunt control over every facet of its fleet operations.”

The trailer sensors will ensure on time shipment delivery, and ensure that drivers are properly paired with individual trucks, by helping makes sense of vast of amounts of data around fuel, traffic and more.

JB Hunt trailer tracking solution

An instagram user recently reported back on the durability of the J.B. Hunt telematics solution: “”GT1100 took a direct hit , and the damn thing still works. Trailer’s toast. GPS has zero problem”

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Mark Kuiack

Mark Kuiack is Director of Digital Marketing for ORBCOMM. He is responsible for the strategic direction of ORBCOMM's web and social media presence, and has over 15 years of experience in marketing and writing about various technology applications.

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