Provides centralized visibility and increased efficiencies for dry van and refrigerated trailer fleets
ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., October 5, 2015 -- ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and McLeod Software, a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced the successful integration of ORBCOMM’s two-way communications features for their fleet tracking and monitoring system with the McLeod LoadMaster™ enterprise system.
ORBCOMM’s advanced platform integrates closely with McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software to provide trucking companies across North America with the ability to capture near real-time trailer data for both refrigerated and dry transport assets through one comprehensive system. Leveraging ORBCOMM’s industry-leading GT 1100 dry van trailer tracking solution and its RT 6000+ cold chain monitoring solution, customers will have access to valuable trailer data, including temperature, mileage, fuel levels, operational condition, alarm events and GPS position. ORBCOMM is currently the only company to offer two-way communications integration with the McLeod system, providing customers with command and control over their assets, including the ability to turn the reefer on/off, set temperatures and switch between continuous and start/stop modes. The ORBCOMM interface will enable McLeod customers to increase asset utilization, enhance customer service and proactively prevent spoilage cargo claims.
“Through ORBCOMM and McLeod’s integrated system, trucking companies will gain centralized visibility to their trailers and cargo by providing temperature, fuel level and cargo sensor readings in real time. This valuable information enables the operations team to quickly report and remedy wrong intelliset, temperature and reefer power settings that can reduce the loss of revenue from damaged goods, unauthorized use of trailers or stolen fuel,” said Christian Allred, Senior Vice President of ORBCOMM Enterprise Solutions. “Through this integration, we are helping our customers run their business smarter by having access to rich data as it happens and when it is needed.”
“We are pleased to work with ORBCOMM to offer our customers the ability to see their entire fleet of trailers on one screen throughout the dispatch process – from pick-up through delivery,” said Robert Brothers, McLeod Software’s Manager of Product Development. “By leveraging this valuable business intelligence, customers will be able to make more informed decisions about their dry van and refrigerated operations.”
“ORBCOMM’s seamless integration with LoadMaster enables us to access real-time trailer data, including the order number, through one easy enterprise system, whether our trailers are en route or at the shipper’s yard,” said Dale Decker, Vice President and Co-Owner of Decker Truckline. “Utilizing ORBCOMM’s two-way communications capability, we have complete control over our refrigerated trailers’ in-transit temperatures, so we can greatly reduce claims, maximize compliance and provide our customers with the highest level of service.”
For more information , please visit ORBCOMM in Booth 219 at the McLeod Software Users’ Conference in Birmingham, AL from October 4-6.
About ORBCOMM Inc.
ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC) is a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication solutions and the only commercial satellite network dedicated to M2M. ORBCOMM’s unique combination of global satellite, cellular and dual-mode network connectivity, hardware, web reporting applications and software is the M2M industry’s most complete service offering. Our solutions are designed to remotely track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets in core vertical markets including transportation & distribution, heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, oil & gas, maritime, mining and government.
With nearly 20 years of innovation and expertise in M2M, ORBCOMM has more than 1.3 million subscribers with a diverse customer base including premier OEMs such as Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., John Deere, Komatsu Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, as well as end-to-end solutions customers such as C&S Wholesale, Canadian National Railways, CR England, Hub Group, KLLM Transport Services, Marten Transport, Swift Transportation, Target, Tropicana, Tyson Foods, Walmart and Werner Enterprises. For more information, visit www.orbcomm.com.
About McLeod Software
Transportation companies that work with McLeod Software find the best ways to improve customer service levels, improve their operating ratio’s, attract and retain the best drivers, and drive automation to destroy inefficiency. McLeod Software is the leading provider of transportation dispatch, accounting, operations and brokerage management software, and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod Software's advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies while reducing costs. Visit us at www.mcleodsoftware.com.
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