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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 offerings for our reefer tracking and trailer telematics customers. Our web applications now feature even better reporting, improved usability, a modern look and feel, and a now a mobile app component.

In announcing the TCA’s 2016 “Best Fleets to Drive For”, the organizers referenced flexibility, communication, and technology (including mobile app use) as common traits among top fleets. Recognizing this trend, ORBCOMM announced last year that we were taking our transportation solutions to the next level with the launch of ORBCOMMmobile, a robust mobile app for both iOS and Android allowing users to monitor and control refrigerated assets in real-time via our ReeferTrak® cold chain monitoring solution.

We’re excited to now offer CargoWatch® for mobile, making it possible to manage dry and mixed fleets on the go. Track the location of assets in real-time, view reefer alarms and maintenance reports, monitor and control asset temperature and more, all from the palm of your hand.

Also in the first half of 2016, the FDA published its long awaited final rule for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), establishing new requirements for vehicles and transportation equipment, transportation operations, training and record keeping. Be sure to visit ORBCOMM’s FSMA-Ready.com to find out what you need to know, including a Simplified Guide and handy checklists for carriers and shippers.

I’m looking forward to discussing these developments next week at the Truckload Carriers Association 2016 Refrigerated Division Meeting—the premier forum for those operating temperature-controlled equipment.

What: TCA 2016 Refrigerated Division Meeting
When: July 20 – 22, 2016
Where: Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA

Trailer Telematics applicationGoing to be there? We’d love to meet with you. Schedule a Meeting with us to learn how our leading telematics devices and powerful applications combine to help you remotely locate, manage and control your fleets and refrigerated cargo while ensuring compliance with FSMA and other regulations. We’ll also have some exciting news to share on our hardware and applications portfolio.

For those we won’t see there, please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss connected assets and fleet telematics.

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Chris MacDonald

Chris MacDonald is ORBCOMM’s Vice President, Transportation Solutions Sales

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