Summitt Trucking switches fleet to R:COM system

Summitt Trucking LLC is switching its fleet to Blue Tree Systems Inc’s R:COM fleet management system. The transportation and logistics services provider is using Blue Tree Systems’ R:COM tracking and management capabilities on all tractors and trailers.
“We’ve been using mobile communications for many years, and therefore had high expectations of what these solutions should offer,” said David L Summitt, president and owner of the company. “After careful review, we decided to switch to Blue Tree Systems based on the comprehensive nature of its R:COM solution and its integration with TMW, particularly its auto arrive/depart functionality. R:COM’s unique ability to provide a full suite of products for EOBR and driver performance monitoring, refrigerated trailer management, as well as  dry van trailer tracking provides a comprehensive and complete solution that meets all of our needs.”
Founded in 2003, Clarksville IN-based Summitt is a family-owned-and-operated asset-based transportation and logistics carrier. It provides dry and refrigerated truckload, as well as expedited service throughout the 48 US states and Canada.
Summitt’s entire fleet of more than 150 tractors, 475 dry vans, and 75 reefers is receiving the R:COM systems, and the system is being added to new units at the factory. All trailer units are equipped with sensors to monitor and track deployment of the newly installed ATDynamics TrailerTail aerodynamic devices This new capability to monitor the TrailerTail while in movement is the result of a partnership between Blue Tree and ATDynamics Inc.
Ease of installation of the Blue Tree in-cab technology on the fleet’s tractors allows all installations to take place in the carrier’s shop. Typical installation time for a complete R:COM EOBR system is less than one hour. The system then provides tracking and trip reporting, turn-by-turn navigation, messaging, and workflow functions between the driver and TMS. All data provided from refrigerated and dry van trailers  including trailer status information and refrigeration unit settings, is integrated to Summitt through TMWSuite.
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