Orbcomm to Provide Tracking and Monitoring for Armstrong’s Trailer Fleet
Armstrong Transportation has selected Orbcomm to provide a logistics tracking and monitoring solution for their trailer fleet. Orbcomm’s end-to-end solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform for fleet management.
An asset-based transportation provider based in Memphis, Tennessee, Armstrong offers a range of services including full-truckload van service within a 700-mile radius of Memphis, dedicated fleets and full-service brokerage. Armstrong 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, offering service without maintenance or battery changes for the typical life of the asset. According to Orbcomm, its complete solution installs in less than 10 minutes, optimizing Armstrong’s installation resources and costs and minimizing trailer downtime.
Orbcomm’s solution includes a web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase visibility of Armstrong’s trailers. With the ability to pinpoint a trailer’s precise location at all times, Armstrong is not only able to haul more freight with the same amount of trailers but also save their drivers’ time and fuel looking for empty trailers, the company stated. Orbcomm’s telematics solution also integrates with the Prophesy Transportation Management System (TMS), enabling Armstrong to access trailer data — including operational condition, start/stop reports, scheduled maintenance, GPS position and geofencing — through one integrated system.