ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that Commercial Trailer Leasing, Inc. (CTL), a New Jersey-based lessor of trailers, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its solar-powered asset tracking solution for select customers on their dry van trailers. ORBCOMM’s solution will provide wireless connectivity through ORBCOMM’s state-of-the-art hardware and a web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.
CTL is using ORBCOMM’s GT 1100, a ruggedized, easy-to-install device with a low, one-inch height profile, making it ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers. The GT 1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life, which eliminates the need for frequent battery changes. ORBCOMM will also provide CTL with an advanced web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of its dry van assets. CTL will take advantage of the application’s Trailer Pool Management feature, which allows them to insert the daily number of trailers required to be at a set geofence and reports an alert if the actual number of trailers is over or under that number. Leveraging ORBCOMM’s high-performance technology in conjunction with near-real-time data, CTL can help its customers increase trailer utilization and improve their tractor-to-trailer ratio.
“We look forward to providing CTL with a cost-effective, long-lasting fleet management solution that will meet their customers’ requirements and deliver reliable, high-value service for years to come,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our award-winning solution gives CTL the visibility they need throughout the supply chain to optimize, manage and protect their assets and provides measurable efficiencies and savings that will deliver a powerful return on investment.”
“As we evaluated what type of trailer tracking solution would be able to advance our business operations to a higher level of efficiency and productivity, ORBCOMM’s GT 1100 was a standout among other products in the marketplace,” said Gregg Gottsegen, President of Commercial Trailer Leasing, Inc. “With the GT 1100’s solar-powered technology and superior battery life, we don’t have to worry about performing maintenance for at least seven years, which has a direct impact on our bottom line. ORBCOMM’s robust web platform also enables us to seamlessly integrate with our customers’ back-office systems and utilize actionable data to increase utilization, enhance security and provide better service.”
CTL has begun installing ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution on their dry van assets and expects to continue deploying throughout 2016. CTL is also utilizing ORBCOMM for their gensets as well as their cold chain monitoring solution, providing a comprehensive asset management solution for their multi-modal fleet. ORBCOMM is the clear choice for customers with multiple asset classes.