Chief Express picks ORBCOMM for fleet monitoring

ORBCOMM Inc. has been selected to provide its in-cab solutions and trailer monitoring solution for Chief Express LLC’s dry van fleet, ORBCOMM announced Thursday.

“We are pleased to have won both the in-cab and trailer business for a leading truckload carrier like Chief Express, which reaffirms our unique competitive advantage and leadership in this market to provide telematics solutions for nearly every transport asset class through one integrated platform,” Marc Eisenberg, CEO of ORBCOMM, said. “We look forward to helping Chief Express create a safe, efficient and productive fleet through our industry-leading truck and trailer management solutions.”

Rochelle Park-based ORBCOMM’s solutions provide wireless connectivity and cloud-based analytics for fleet management.

Chief Express, based in Seagrove, North Carolina, will use ORBCOMM’s solutions for visibility, monitoring and management of its drivers and trucks.

“ORBCOMM’s advanced telematics solutions for trucks and trailers are better than anything we have seen on the market, and their fleet management portal and driver-friendly in-cab product are lightyears ahead of the competition in terms of features, functionality and usability,” Kennan Hill, president and owner of Chief Express, said. “We are pleased with the level of service we are receiving from ORBCOMM and are already seeing bottom-line benefits by improving our ELD compliance, driver performance and overall operational efficiency.”

ORBCOMM’s in-cab solution delivers GPS fleet tracking and connects to the truck’s CANbus to collect data from the engine, brakes, fuel tanks and more. Its trailer monitoring system will allow Chief Express to access live and scheduled status updates on whether its trailers are in transit or in the yard.