ORBCOMM Inc (Nasdaq: ORBC) announced that its StarTrak division has been selected by John Christner Trucking LLC to provide a two-way tracking and monitoring system for its nationwide fleet of refrigerated rail and over-the-road (OTR) trailers.
Based in Sapulpa OK, John Christner will use ORBCOMM’s RT6000+, a two-way reefer telematics device developed by StarTrak that provides temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications services for its temperature-controlled cargo. ORBCOMM will also provide a robust web application with advanced data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and efficiency of John Christner’s refrigerated transport operations.
Leveraging ORBCOMM’s system, John Christner will fully integrate the trailer data with its back-office platform to gain significant fuel savings, optimize temperature compliance, and increase responsiveness and customer satisfaction.
“ORBCOMM’s telematics system will enable John Christner to take its refrigerated trailer operations to a whole new level of efficiency and see an immediate return on investment (ROI),” said David Gsell, general manager of StarTrak.
“We evaluated several solution providers and selected ORBCOMM’s telematics system for its dynamic data reporting capabilities and proven industry success,” said John Christner, chief executive officer of the company. “With fuel savings as our primary ROI driver, ORBCOMM’s tracking and monitoring solution will provide the critical insight we need to better manage our trailer fleet operations and increase performance.”
ORBCOMM has begun initial deployment of its telematics system on John Christner’s rail trailer fleet and expects to continue deployment on its OTR fleet in 2014.
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