US-based transportation and supply chain management products provider Ryder System (Ryder) has selected M2M services provider Orbcomm to deliver a telematics systems service tailored for Ryder's fleet of more than 30,000 dry van, refrigerated and flatbed trailers. Orbcomm's offering will provide connectivity through Orbcomm's hardware and a web-based analytics platform for fleet management. Ryder will use the Orbcomm service in both its lease and rental trailer fleets. Orbcomm's service will enable Ryder customers to monitor their assets in real time. The technology can provide refrigerated trailer monitoring and control for Ryder's cold chain customers to improve quality, mitigate product spoilage and ensure compliance with new food safety regulations.
For its dry van and flatbed trailers, Ryder is using Orbcomm's GT1100, a ruggedised device with a low, 1-inch height profile and small form factor. The GT1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life in the field. For its refrigerated trailers, Ryder is using Orbcomm's RT6000+, a two-way reefer monitoring and control device that provides temperature, fuel management, maintenance and logistical applications services for the command and control of temperature-controlled cargo. Orbcomm has developed a customised web application for Ryder with advanced data reporting and analytics functionalities to increase in-transit visibility and security of its dry van, refrigerated and flatbed assets.