Thermo King recently upgraded its ConnectedSuite TracKing system with new features, including the TK Notify mobile application and the Connect & Share data-sharing service.
The ConnectedSuite platform is a complete package of Thermo King technology for a fleet’s connected assets that provides crucial information in real-time, the company said. The platform collects and aggregates data for a large number of mobile assets to ensure valuable loads arrive on-time and in optimal condition.
“ConnectedSuite now includes more features to help fleets improve efficient temperature management, FSMA compliance and further optimize asset utilization,” the company said.
TracKing is a flexible ConnectedSuite system that integrates with fleet management systems so fleets can monitor critical cargo temperatures, trailer locations, refrigeration unit settings and alarms through the dispatch process from pickup through delivery. Integrated information of loaded refrigerated trailers in-route allows dispatchers and planners to quickly remedy issues that may cause damage and delay load delivery decisions, Thermo King said.
The new TK Notify app provides data-rich notifications and a detailed view of the status of units so fleets can make informed decisions in real-time, according to the company. TK Notify provides a quick snapshot of the status of the unit when an event occurs. Information includes setpoint, return air, discharge air, sensor temperature door status, mode of operation and the location of the unit at the exact time a problem occurs, giving fleet owners a clear snapshot of the reefer during the event.
The app sends notifications when a unit requires maintenance. Managers can escalate events to drivers, service technicians or dealers to streamline communication and optimize fleet performance while a repair is underway.
Connect & Share is a new service for fleets that use third-party telematics. Connect & Share provides data access to third-party telematics and allows fleets to gather temperature, position and operational information, without the need for third-party hardware. Fleets can send two-way commands depending on the system capabilities.
TK Notify is free and available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
For more information, visit thermoking.com.