Orbcomm technology chosen by Western freight hauler

By driving a truck himself, Valdivia was able to identify some delays in the delivery ecosystem that he believed could be remedied with streamlined processes.

A Missouri-based freight shipping and trucking company has chosen Orbcomm’s cold-chain telematics solutions for its refrigerated trailers, the Rochelle Park-based Internet of Things solutions company said this week.

IWX Motor Freight will use Orbcomm’s refrigerated telematics hardware and analytics to monitor temperature control and location of its refrigerated shipments, the company added.

“We’re pleased to have been selected by IWX to provide our two-way refrigerated monitoring and control solution and help them achieve increased performance, enhanced compliance and greater efficiency across their fleet,” Christian Allred, Orbcomm’s executive vice president and general manager of global sales, said in a prepared statement.

IWX hauls produce and pharmaceuticals from the West Coast to the Midwest and beyond. It is currently installing the products and expects to complete deployment in the second quarter.