ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that LTI Trucking Services, Inc. (LTI), a nationwide truckload carrier and full-service logistics company based in St. Louis, MO, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its industry-leading cold chain telematics solution to track, monitor and control its fleet of refrigerated trailers. ORBCOMM will provide cellular connectivity, state-of-the-art hardware, wireless fuel and door sensors, along with a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
LTI will use ORBCOMM’s cold chain telematics solution to provide comprehensive temperature, fuel management and maintenance data for its refrigerated trailer fleet transporting perishable food, beverage and confectionary products. Leveraging ORBCOMM’s solution, LTI will fully integrate the data with its proprietary back-office platform to optimise asset utilisation and compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA).
ORBCOMM’s advanced solution also integrates closely with McLeod LoadMaster transportation management platform. The Loadmaster two-way interface enables LTI to capture near real-time trailer data, including operational condition and GPS position, through one comprehensive system.
“Our impressive customer portfolio and market leadership in refrigerated transportation is continuing to expand significantly as leading trucking companies like LTI are making ORBCOMM’s IoT technology part of their core strategy to improve fleet and load visibility, maintain temperature requirements, automate processes and comply with FSMA regulations,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s chief executive officer.
“ORBCOMM’s premier cold chain monitoring solution provides LTI with a strong competitive advantage that helps to ensure successful, efficient operations for every shipment moving along the supply chain.”
“There is increasing demand from our customers to ensure quick delivery times, real-time visibility of shipment status and location, and proof of product integrity,” said Phil Hamel, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of LTI Trucking Services. “ORBCOMM offers the most robust solution with the best end-to-end service on the market today to meet our customers’ needs, and we look forward to seeing the additional ROI benefits in fuel savings, improved asset utilisation and reduced claims once we deploy their solution across our entire fleet.”
LTI Trucking Services is currently installing the ORBCOMM solution and expects to complete full fleet deployment in the first quarter of 2018.