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Orbcomm Provides Connectivity to Wayne Smith Trucking

By | December 18, 2017
      Photo: Orbcomm.

      Photo: Orbcomm.

      Wayne Smith Trucking has selected Orbcomm to provide a logistics tracking and monitoring solution for its trailer fleet. Orbcomm will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for fleet management.

      Wayne Smith Trucking specializes in hauling paper products and dry goods for its customers throughout the lower 48 states. The company is using Orbcomm’s end-to-end telematics system, which is self-powered with solar recharging technology and does not require external power, to track and monitor its dry van trailers while en route or in terminals. The device’s ruggedized, sealed and waterproof solar panel provides continuous power to rechargeable batteries.

      Orbcomm’s solution includes a web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase visibility and security of Wayne Smith Trucking’s trailers while reducing dwell time, maintenance costs and unauthorized use. By knowing the precise trailer count at each location at all times, Wayne Smith Trucking improves operational efficiency by saving their drivers’ time and fuel looking for empty trailers. Orbcomm’s telematics solution also integrates with the McLeod LoadMaster dispatch software platform, enabling Wayne Smith Trucking to capture asset data every 15 minutes, including operational condition, start/stop reports, scheduled maintenance, GPS position and geofencing, through one system.

      Wayne Smith Trucking expects to complete deployment of Orbcomm’s solution in the first quarter of 2018.

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