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Trailer Tracking: Gaining Ground on Profitability and Operational Efficiency

See how a regional contract carrier of dry goods, Swing Transport, adopted ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution for improved fleet visibility, better operational efficiency and reduced theft… Swing Transport is a full-service provider of transportation and logistics services based in Salisbury,

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5 Reasons to Onboard Trailer Telematics Technology

Even though access to timely, actionable data can help improve profitability of trailer operations, the cost associated with rolling out new trailer tracking technology has traditionally held some trucking companies from moving forward. Fortunately, communication networks and devices have become both

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C.R. England Keeps its Cool with State-of-the-Art Trailer Tracking

Discover how one of the biggest carriers of refrigerated cargo in North America, C.R. England, tapped ORBCOMM for an advanced end-to-end reefer tracking and monitoring solution that delivered new capabilities and fast return on investment… C.R. England is one of

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Improve Driver Retention by Adding Technology to Your Trailer Operation

Driver shortages and high turnover are some of the key challenges facing the trucking industry today. In 2014, the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimated a shortage of 30,000 drivers in the US, with the numbers expected to grow to a

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Louisiana Flooding Illuminates the Need for Satellite Backup Communications

Deadly flooding in Louisiana is stretching state emergency response efforts to their limits, as officials and residents not only contend with floodwaters but also a widespread cellular network outage in large parts of Louisiana, Oklahoma and other areas. As is

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Trailer Tracking Trends: Detention Among Top 5 Business Problems

Last month ORBCOMM published a blog post about whether the ROI of trailer telematics is significant enough to justify the investment. DAT Solutions recently released its survey of 257 carriers and the conclusions definitely corroborate what we’re saying. A few of the

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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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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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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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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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