Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Trimble adopts Digi IoT technology for refrigerated trailers

Steve Rogerson
March 5, 2019



Trimble Transportation is using SmartSense by Digi on its refrigerated trailers. This fleet-focused initiative is part of both Trimble and Digi's effort to connect all aspects of the supply chain.
 
As part of these efforts, Trimble and Digi previously announced an integration of Digi's temperature monitoring data into Trimble's shipment visibility platform for shippers, third-party logistics providers and carriers.
 
"The prevention of illness and potential contamination in foodservice, food monitoring, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries is obviously a top priority, but organisations can also see tremendous business benefit with automated cold chain safety," said Kevin Riley, president of SmartSense by Digi.
 
With SmartSense, fleets in the food and beverage industry can quickly deploy remote monitoring to improve productivity, compliance and quality control. Designed to deliver real-time insight, SmartSense provides a subscription-based service that continuously and wirelessly monitors task management activities and the temperature of perishable, high-value goods in different industries such as food services, healthcare, transportation and logistics or retail. Today, SmartSense systems enable real-time sensor-driven decisions at more than 2000 organisations in 75 countries.
 
"This collaboration gives our refrigerated fleet customers the opportunity to improve cold chain safety and compliance through SmartSense," said Adrian Harding, director of product strategy for Minnesota-based Trimble's transportation division. "We recognise the market need for integrated cold chain trailer tracking, and Digi and Trimble are working together to maximise our customers' safety, efficiency and visibility."
 
Trimble Transportation is multi-modal and provides products and services for the long-haul trucking, field service management, rail and construction logistics industries to create a fully integrated supply chain. In trucking, Trimble provides enterprise and mobility focused on business intelligence and data analytics; safety and regulatory compliance; navigation and routing; freight brokerage; supply chain visibility and final kilometre; transportation management and fleet maintenance.
 
With an intelligent ecosystem of products and services, Trimble enables its customers to embrace the rapid technological evolution of the industry and connect all aspects of transportation and logistics – lorries, drivers, back office, freight and assets.