Refrigerated and In-Cab ELD Compliance a Key to Transporting Perishable Products Safely
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY), a leading provider of enterprise asset management and industrial Internet of Things technology (IoT), today announced an agreement with Robert Heath Trucking for the deployment and installation of the PowerFleet for Logistics refrigerated and ELD compliant solutions. Founded in 1939, Robert Heath Trucking is a leading middle market refrigerated trucking operation transporting highly sensitive food products throughout the central and western half of the United States.
“Having a great customer like Robert Heath deploy both our refrigerated trailer systems and our in-cab units with ELD is a testament to the value of our recent CarrierWeb acquisition,” said Norm Thomas, VP and GM of I.D. Systems’ Logistics Visibility group. “Robert Heath is known in the industry for their excellent customer service and efficient operations and we are proud to help them be successful,” Norm added.
The I.D. Systems ELD compliant solution is in-cab and powered by the LV9000 hardware device, which is an on-board solution that enables two-way communication with the driver and customized driver workflow. The PowerFleet telematics solution automatically appends pertinent dispatch data from the customer’s workflow to the driver’s logs, which in turn reduces redundant driver input and helps eliminate possible log violations for inaccurate data.
The PowerFleetin-cab system also provides real-time positions with minute-by-minute reporting and real-time engine performance information such as speed, MPG, idle time, and fault codes. This performance data can be used to benchmark driver performance and behavior and/or truck performance. Additionally, the solution also supports ALK PC Miler truck-specific navigation, which then ties to the fleet’s dispatch information to automatically capture the address of the next stop – thus eliminating the need for drivers to enter data manually.
“Our motto has always been “America’s Best” and that is a promise to our customers on each and every load we haul. Our drivers are the key to making sure we follow through on that promise by maintaining our on-time service rating of greater than 98% and we’ve chosen PowerFleet for Logisticsto support our drivers in executing at that service level for our customers,” said Brent Shankle, Chief Operating Officer of Robert Heath.
The PowerFleet refrigerated solution is fully integrated with Carrier® Transicold® and Thermo King® microprocessors, and provides full, over the air reefer monitoring of temperature, alarms, operational status and changes. In addition, the solution also provides GPS tracking, Two-way command and control to adjust reefer conditions as necessary from dispatch, landmarks for accurate reporting of arrival and departure times, fuel usage reporting by landmark, and dwell time reporting.
The recently acquired CarrierWeb operation is being integrated in the I.D. Systems Logistics Visibility group, becoming PowerFleet for Logistics. The complete bumper-to-bumper technologies include: in-cab with workflow, diagnostics and ELD; refrigerated trailer and container two-way management, dry van and intermodal container tracking technologies. In addition, there is a complete line of sensors for monitoring the status of both assets and cargo, as well as their new deep learning voice interface Lucy® application to help improve real-time decision making.
Learn more about the latest I.D. systems solutions at www.logisticsvisibility.com.
About I.D. Systems
Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Florida, Texas, Germany, and the United Kingdom, I.D. Systems is a leading global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets such as industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers, and cargo. The Company’s patented technologies address the needs of organizations to monitor and analyze their assets to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and improve profitability. For more information, please visit www.powerfleet.com.
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