Orbcomm selected by Midwest trucking outfit to provide monitoring solutions

Orbcomm Inc. of Rochelle Park said Monday it was selected by Hill Bros., a leading trucking and logistics service in the Midwest, to provide its integrated dry and refrigerated trailer monitoring solutions for fleetwide management.

Orbcomm said its solutions are well-known to provide wireless connectivity through its industry-leading hardware and a single, unified cloud-based analytics platform for streamlined operations across multiple asset classes.

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Hill Bros. is using Orbcomm’s refrigerated monitoring solution to track its freight’s location and temperature, providing peace of mind that its loads are compliant and meeting customers’ standards for quality and service. Orbcomm’s platform provides the real-time data and business intelligence needed to help Hill Bros. increase utilization of its refrigerated trailers, regardless of the reefer unit’s make or model and gain fuel savings, making its assets more profitable.

“Orbcomm’s double play telematics offering is the ideal solution for Hill Bros. to gain visibility and control over their mixed fleet through our unified platform,” said Chris MacDonald, Orbcomm’s senior vice president of North America sales. “By providing Hill Bros. with deep insights about their operations, they can make data-driven decisions and achieve optimal business outcomes, which translates to increased asset utilization, costs savings, compliance and customer satisfaction.”

Hill Bros. started installing Orbcomm’s telematics solutions across its fleet in February and expects to complete their deployment by July.