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Knight Transportation renews $900,000 contract with ID Systems

Iain Morris
November 26, 2014

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation has renewed a fleet management contract with ID Systems worth more than $900,000.

The renewal is to last for a year and will cover Knight’s deployment of the VeriWise asset management technology developed by ID Systems’ Asset Intelligence subsidiary.

Knight (Phoenix, AZ, USA) has been a customer of Asset Intelligence since 2000 and has been using a wide range of VeriWise systems to manage its trailer fleet.

Those include VeriWise Dry Van systems, with cargo sensing for dry van trailers, VeriWise Reefer Control systems for refrigerated trailers and VeriWise Track and Trace systems for chassis, flatbed trailers and dry van trailers.

Knight Transportation’s fleet comprises around 9,000 trailers and the company reported revenues of some $969 million in 2013.

 “We have tightly integrated VeriWise systems as a best practice for managing our trailer fleet operations,” said Steve Grover, Knight’s senior vice president of technology and innovation. “As part of this contract extension, we are expanding the way we interface with the system’s valuable data.”

“ID Systems’ Asset Intelligence team has worked with us to develop outstanding, innovative software tools, including fuel management dashboards, mobile device reporting, and a mobile field service management application,” he added.

The VeriWise asset tracking systems have been designed to combine sensor, wireless and web technologies so that companies have real-time visibility and control of trailers and their cargo.

ID Systems (Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA) says the systems will automatically identify, analyze and respond to critical transportation issues to improve the efficiency and security of logistics operations.

VeriWise Dry Van, for instance, provides reports on trailer location even if the trailer is disconnected from tractor power for an extended period, while the VeriWise Intermodal container management system gives customers visibility and control of containers “from the seaport to the rail yard and ultimately to the final destination”.
 
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