Vehicle Telematics

Alan Ritchey Selects ORBCOMM’s In-Cab and Trailer Monitoring Solutions for Fleet Management

ORBCOMM recently announced that it has been selected by Alan Ritchey, a provider of transportation solutions based in Valley View, TX, to provide its in-cab solution for their trucks and its trailer monitoring solution for their dry van fleet, which transports mail for the U.S. Postal Service.

A provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, ORBCOMM’s end-to-end solutions provide wireless connectivity through its industry-leading hardware and integrated Cloud-based analytics platform for optimal fleet management.

ARI is using ORBCOMM’s in-cab telematics solution to gain visibility, monitoring and management of their drivers and trucks. Its in-cab solution delivers GPS fleet tracking and connects to the truck’s CANbus to seamlessly collect important data from the engine, brake systems, fuel tanks and more, providing access to deep analytics and reporting via FleetManager. By automating hours of service calculations, It enables ARI to comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS).

ORBCOMM’s in-cab solution also helps ARI improve driver safety by providing live, on-board driver performance scoring and correcting unsafe driving behaviors that lead to accidents, fines and higher insurance. The platform enables ARI to decrease operating and maintenance costs and improve productivity through real-time asset management, reduced risk of fuel loss and preventive maintenance as well.

To manage its dry van fleet, ARI is using ruggedized trailer monitoring solution along with FleetManager to access live and scheduled status updates whether their trailers are in transit or in the yard. The solution also provides ARI with the unique ability to see precise data on distance travelled by each trailer so they can accurately schedule trailer servicing and inspections based on odometer readings or time elapsed for maximum asset utilization.

In addition, ARI is using an integration that links ORBCOMM’s FleetManager data from its truck and trailer assets to its TMW Systems dispatch and enterprise management solution for a centralized view, further enhancing workflow productivity, communications and customer service.

Source: Press Release

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