ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that Brown Integrated Logistics (Brown), a Southeast dedicated and regional transportation services provider, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its solar-powered asset tracking solution for their dry van trailers. ORBCOMM’s solution will provide wireless connectivity through its proprietary hardware and a Web-based reporting platform for optimal fleet management.

Brown is using ORBCOMM’s ruggedized trailer telematics system, which is self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life, eliminating the need for frequent battery changes. ORBCOMM’s end-to-end solution also includes a robust web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of Brown’s dry van assets. ORBCOMM’s solution integrates closely with TMW Systems’ TruckMate transportation management platform. This interface enables Brown to capture near-real-time trailer data, including operational condition, GPS position, history, as well as arrival and departure status, through one comprehensive system, increasing asset utilization and improving their tractor-to-trailer ratio.  

“ORBCOMM is providing us with a long-term, maintenance-free solution that can operate in the field for several years without changing the batteries, so we can greatly reduce maintenance costs without losing touch with our trailers no matter where they are,” said Kevin Slaughter, president of Brown Trucking Company, a division of Brown Integrated Logistics. “ORBCOMM’s seamless integration with the TMW platform gives us a greater advantage by delivering the valuable trailer data we need through one combined data feed, which has significantly improved our operational efficiency.”

Brown has begun installing ORBCOMM’s trailer tracking solution on their dry van assets and expects to continue deployments throughout 2016.