ORBCOMM Inc. announced that it has been selected by WEL Companies (WEL) to provide its integrated dry and refrigerated trailer tracking and monitoring solutions, driving efficiencies across its supply chain operations. ORBCOMM’s solutions provide wireless connectivity through its hardware and a single, unified Cloud-based analytics platform for optimal fleet management across multiple asset classes.
Based in DePere, WI, WEL is using ORBCOMM’s refrigerated monitoring solution to track their freight’s location and temperature, providing peace of mind that their loads are compliant and meeting customers’ standards for quality and service. With mapping, reports, alerts, and exception management, ORBCOMM’s platform provides the real-time data and business intelligence needed to help WEL increase utilization of its refrigerated trailers regardless of the reefer unit’s make or model, gain fuel savings, mitigate product spoilage and ensure compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.
Leveraging ORBCOMM’s telematics double play offering, WEL is also deploying ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution, which features a high-sensitivity solar panel with long-lasting battery life and charging capabilities, gaining complete visibility and control over their mixed fleet. ORBCOMM’s solution enables WEL 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. In addition, WEL is utilizing ORBCOMM’s advanced detention monitoring feature to improve billing accuracy and driver productivity, creating a more effective supply chain. Through the ORBCOMM platform, WEL can manage all of its assets in one place with intuitive icons to distinguish asset types, reports by asset type along with customizable workspaces and access control so that each user within the organization gets the data they need quickly and easily.
“WEL was looking for an integrated IoT solution to manage its dry and refrigerated trailer fleet and upgrade its legacy hardware, and we’re excited that they’ve chosen ORBCOMM’s best-in-class technology to streamline their operations,” said Chris MacDonald, ORBCOMM’s Senior Vice President of Transportation Solutions. “ORBCOMM’s unified platform enables WEL to stay connected to their entire fleet, while proactively managing utilization, controlling costs and providing top-notch customer service.”
“Having all of our data in ORBCOMM’s consolidated platform has taken the frustration and inefficiency out of how we track, monitor and control our multi-asset fleet and made life so much easier for our dispatchers and our drivers than with our legacy systems,” said Chris Tielans, President of WEL Companies. “We’ve been extremely pleased with the level of customized data, automated reports and KPIs that we can leverage from ORBCOMM to make more informed business decisions that drive efficiencies and improve our fleet’s performance on every level.”
WEL has started installing ORBCOMM’s telematics solutions across their fleet and expects to complete their deployment by the end of 2021.