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Multimodal Technology Trends and our Top 5 Smart Container Articles

2016 was a great year for our container and ports solutions business, which started on the heels of our exciting acquisition of WAM, a specialist in advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for refrigerated containers and other intermodal assets. Throughout

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Trailer Telematics: To Track or Not to Track

When it comes to trailer telematics, fleet owners and operators often wonder if the ROI is significant enough to justify the investment. Trailer telematics have come a long way in the past few years. Trailer tracking devices have become more

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Asset Tracking Driving Better Business Decisions

Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau recently authored a blog post on the US Department of Transportation’s site announcing a new proposed rule that will requires state transportation agencies to monitor the performance of highways and use the collected data to help

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Connecting Cargo Along the New Silk Road

The phrase “Silk Road” may once have brought to mind images from ancient history such as pack animals laden with goods crossing deserts, but that concept has now been replaced by pictures of high speed trains transforming China’s trade relationship

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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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Cargo Security: How Connected Containers Help Combat Crime

Cargo theft. Fraudulent pick-ups. Trafficking of drugs and weapons. People smuggling. Counterfeit and misdeclared goods. Tax and duty evasion. International container operations have always been vulnerable to criminal activity. And the risks continue to rise today, exposing shippers, the transport

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Cargo Theft: More than $175 Million Stolen in 2015

A report released by CargoNet early this year indicates there were 881 incidents of cargo theft in the US and Canada alone in 2015. The total value of stolen goods was estimated at more than USD$175 million, with 10 thefts worth more

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Video: How Real-time Trailer Tracking Can Change the Way You Do Business

At the McLeod Software User Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, ORBCOMM announced its two-way communications integration with McLeod LoadMaster software. This new functionality allows customers to have command and control capabilities over their refrigerated trailers, including the ability to turn the reefer

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The Top Tracking Features Used by Dry Van and Mixed Fleets

From their favorite reports and alerts to the quality of our customer support team, our North American transportation customers recently had the opportunity to tell us how they were using our products and what they thought about them. Some results

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