Texas Freight selects Orbcomm for in-cab connectivity
Machine-to-Machine and internet of things provider Orbcomm was selected by Houston-based van truckload carrier Texas Freight Services to provide its in-cab solution across Texas Freight Services’ entire fleet of trucks.
Orbcomm’s solution provides wireless connectivity through its hardware and integrated cloud-based analytics platform and information management engine for fleet management.
Texas Freight is using Orbcomm’s in-cab solution for visibility, monitoring and management of their drivers and trucks. Orbcomm said that its in-cab solution delivers GPS fleet tracking and connects to the truck’s CANbus to collect important data from the engine, brake systems, fuel tanks and more, providing access to deep analytics and reporting via FleetManager, the company’s newest web platform.
The implementation of this technology will enable Texas Freight to comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Orbcomm’s solution also helps Texas Freight improve driver safety by providing live, on-board driver performance scoring and correcting unsafe driving behaviors that lead to accidents, fines and higher insurance, according to the company.
In addition,Texas Freight is using an integration that links Orbocomm’s FleetManager data from its truck assets to the McLeod Software transportation management system and workflow application, enhancing productivity, communications and customer service.
Texas Freight is also incorporating Orbcomm’s new scanning application, which allows their drivers to electronically submit proof of delivery paperwork, speeding up the billing process and improving cash flow.
“We’re pleased to add a logistics leader like Texas Freight to our customer portfolio and enable them to gain further visibility into their operations, ensure ELD compliance and improve the overall driver experience with our best-in-class fleet management solution,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO of Orbcomm. “Orbcomm’s platform not only offers Texas Freight a flexible and reliable platform for the long-term, but also delivers the immediate ROI they were looking for with a fleet-wide deployment.”
“Orbocomm’s in-cab solution stood out among other products on the market for its future-proofed architecture, easy installation, user-friendly driver training and support, as well as the unique features in development,” said Doug Fry, director of safety and compliance, for Texas Freight Services. “Since we deployed the solution, we’ve already benefited from significant savings in manpower and gained efficiencies from the automated end-to-end workflow, which provides a comprehensive view of our performance and productivity. With Orbcomm’s platform, we’re just two clicks away from accessing whatever data we need.”