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Reefer Trailer Monitoring

Improper temperature control is a key reason why food and other perishable cargo are wasted in the supply chain. Smart transportation companies understand the value of reliable cold chain monitoring and delivering properly cooled food and pharmaceuticals to customers.

As a leader in the global refrigerated transportation market, some of the biggest companies trust ORBCOMM for complete end-to-end solutions for two-way wireless tracking and monitoring of reefers, containers and other assets involved in the cold chain—whether on land, rail or sea.

So whether you are responsible for a reefer fleet, own refrigerated rail or sea containers, or operate multi-temperature, multi-zone trailers, ORBCOMM’s cold chain monitoring solutions provide complete control to protect refrigerated cargo and optimize utilization.

Monitor Cold Chain Operations for Increased Profitability

  • Ensure cargo temperature stays within the acceptable range and use sensors to alert if any sudden changes occur.
  • Minimize temperature-related load rejections, reduce costly spoilage claims, cut redelivery costs and use “lockdown” mode to help prevent cargo theft.
  • Provide critical reports to determine location, reduce dwell times and optimize reefer performance.

Reduce Fuel Consumption and Fleet Operating Costs

  • Read data from fuel sensors and send alarms in the event of rapid fuel loss or theft. Detect and resolve improper fuel invoicing, and eliminate unnecessary continuous run usage.
  • Track engine hours and mileage to decrease engine maintenance, tire replacement costs, and to extend trailer lifetime and warranty periods.
  • Enable advanced vehicle management for increased productivity and decreased operating and maintenance costs.

Improve the Safety of Food and Pharmaceutical Transport

  • Use standalone temperature recorders for reliable temperature reports that can be printed on-demand upon delivery.
  • Send, save, archive and analyze transport data via Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC).
  • Keep a historic record of reefer temperature readings, and exchange temperature control information for the entire duration of journeys.

Enhance Regulatory Compliance

  • Automate compliance with the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food safety regulations.
  • Comply with stringent pharmaceutical transport requirements, such as the Good Distribution Practice (European Directive 92/25/EEC).
  • Leverage devices from a manufacturer validated for Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP5) compliance.

Track Gensets for Fuel, Location and Operating Status

  • Genset tracking and management from point of origin to destination.
  • Monitor alarms that indicate unplanned genset shut-downs, low fuel and other critical conditions.
  • Reduce the number of manual inspections required to verify whether gensets are working.

Integrate Easily Into Dispatch Systems

  • Use top dispatch systems (McLeod, TMW Systems, PeopleNet) as the main interface for a centralized view of asset location, temperature/sensor readings and alarm events.
  • Send commands from dispatch systems such as reefer unit on/off, change temperature set points, poll trailer location and more.

Reefer Trailer Monitoring

PT 6000: Two-Way Reefer Monitoring and Control

The PT 6000 is a two-way reefer monitoring and control device that provides comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance, and logistical applications services for temperature-controlled cargo. The solution provides visibility, control and decision rules to transportation companies worldwide, providing maximum compliance, efficiency and return on investment.



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BT 320: Truck and Trailer Temperature Monitoring Device
The BT 320 is an advanced temperature monitoring device for refrigerated trucks and trailers, with two-way reefer control, maintenance scheduling, temperature compliance data, EBS connectivity, refrigerated vehicle tracking, in-cab reefer monitoring for drivers and real-time alerts.
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Reefer Trailer Monitoring

FleetManager: Advanced Temperature Monitoring for Trucks and Trailers

FleetManager is a cloud-based analytics platform and information management engine which unlocks valuable data for every user in the organization.

Optimized to work with ORBCOMM’s truck, trailer, reefer and container monitoring devices, FleetManager delivers advanced reporting and analytics for the entire fleet on one single platform. With mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, FleetManager provides all that is needed to ensure regulatory compliance, maximize asset utilization, minimize operational costs, increase driver productivity and improve customer satisfaction for better ROI.

Depending on your fleet, FleetManager can be configured to display specific workspaces with individual workspaces for dispatchers, fleet managers or the safety and compliance team. Its powerful features include individualized customization, advanced data mining, configurable reporting, intelligent search options, multi-user management and advanced mapping.

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CargoWatch: Smart Telematics Application for Dry Van and Mixed Fleets
CargoWatch is a high-performance trailer tracking application optimizing logistics/freight management solutions for transportation service providers operating dry van and mixed dry van/refrigerated fleets. This state-of-the-art telematics application uses ORBCOMM’s leading-edge trailer tracking devices to deliver visible fleet status and exception reporting for fleet optimization and improved ROI.

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GET A QUOTE

“By utilizing ORBCOMM’s state-of-the-art telematics solution, we can ensure the on-time delivery and product integrity of our customers’ temperature-controlled products – from fresh produce to frozen products to pharmaceuticals.”

Steve Phillips, Senior Vice President of Equipment Resources, Werner Enterprises, Inc.


Cold Chain Monitoring Resources

Reefer Container Operator Stays a Step Ahead

How a container services provider uses real-time IoT monitoring to improve cold chain asset visibility, control and customer service.

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How Decker Reduced Reefer Run Hours by 45%

Decker Truck Line has seen dramatic cost savings thanks to two key capabilities of their reefer management solution...


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4 Ways to Reduce Reefer Fuel Costs

Reports on fuel usage, refuel events and geofences all combine to enable cost savings through optimization.

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Is Your Fleet FSMA Ready?

Visit the new FSMA-Ready.com to download new checklists and resources including the Simplified Guide to FSMA: What Food Transporters Need to Know.

FSMA Resources