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Werner upgrades cold chain telematics

Steve Rogerson
January 21, 2015
Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises is upgrading its cold chain telematics to provide comprehensive temperature, fuel management, maintenance and logistical applications services for its refrigerated trailers. This is being done using tracing and monitoring equipment from New Jersey based Orbcomm.
Founded in 1956, Nebraska-based Werner is a transportation and logistics company, providing services throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia.
“We are pleased to be working with Werner, a technology leader in the transportation industry, to help them improve the efficiency of their cold chain operation and gain a stronger competitive edge in customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance,” said Marc Eisenberg, Orbcomm’s chief executive officer. “Orbcomm’s advanced technology also offers Werner an added level of safety and security that we expect will translate into a positive impact on their bottom line through reduced fuel costs, maintenance and conservation of loads.”
The installation will use Orbcomm’s proprietary hardware along with a web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and efficiency of Werner’s refrigerated transport operations. Werner will fully integrate the trailer data with its proprietary back-office platform to gain fuel savings, optimise temperature compliance and increase asset utilisation.
“By utilising Orbcomm’s state-of-the-art telematics solution, we can ensure the on-time delivery and product integrity of our customers’ temperature-controlled products – from fresh produce to frozen products to pharmaceuticals,” said Steve Phillips, senior vice president of equipment resources for Werner Enterprises. “Orbcomm’s tracking and monitoring solution provides complete visibility of our trailers and the cargo they are carrying throughout the supply chain so we can optimise use of our assets and provide our customers with best-in-class service, which is paramount to our business.”
Orbcomm’s data communications services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in commercial transportation, heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, marine and security industries.