ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that Light Speed Logistics (Light Speed), a Canada-based company offering trucking, shipping, hauling, freight, and logistics services throughout North America, has begun the retrofit of their refrigerated fleet with ORBCOMM’s next-generation, cold chain monitoring solution in preparation for the sunsetting of 3G wireless service, which will commence at the end of 2021. Light Speed will also begin using ORBCOMM’s latest solar-powered asset management solution for their new dry van trailers.
Light Speed is upgrading their refrigerated trailers with ORBCOMM’s advanced telematics solution to track the freight’s location and temperature, providing peace of mind that their loads are compliant and meeting customers’ standards for quality and service. By extending the lifecycle of their IoT devices and ensuring protection against network obsolescence as a result of the 3G sunset, Light Speed will ensure consistent and reliable communications throughout the supply chain for the long term. Trusted by the biggest names in transportation, ORBCOMM’s cold chain solutions help Light Speed protect their customers’ cargo, reduce the risk of spoiled goods and help comply with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations, while increasing operational efficiency and improving customer service.
Leveraging ORBCOMM’s telematics double play offering, Light Speed will begin deploying ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution, which features a high-sensitivity solar panel and built-in cargo sensor, gaining complete visibility and control over their mixed fleet. ORBCOMM’s solution enables Light Speed to access live and scheduled status updates whether their trailers are in transit or in the yard, so they always know where their trailers are located and if they are empty or loaded, improving turn times and yard management while saving their drivers time and fuel. ORBCOMM’s trailer telematics solution also provides Light Speed with the unique ability to see precise data to schedule trailer maintenance, inspections and time elapsed for increased asset utilization and performance.
“It’s great to see long-time customers like Light Speed Logistics continue to evolve their telematics deployments by taking advantage of ORBCOMM’s next-gen IoT technology to enhance their fleet operations,” said Christian Allred, ORBCOMM’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales. “With ORBCOMM’s double play offering, Light Speed can stay connected to their refrigerated and dry assets, while achieving greater efficiency and better customer service.”
“We’ve been an ORBCOMM customer for over five years and have been pleased with the reliability and performance of their refrigerated solution in maintaining cargo temperature integrity during our custody and reducing our claims and insurance costs,” said Gurpreet Randhawa, Owner of Light Speed Logistics. “Now that we’re adding ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution to our fleet, we’ll have full visibility to all of our assets at any given time and are confident that our technology investment will provide reliable and secure telematics solutions for the future.”