Spireon hit a major milestone this year by surpassing 200,000 active trailer telematics subscribers for its FleetLocate asset and trailer intelligence solution. Ryder System, Inc., was the milestone fleet subscribder. The fleet uses different tracking devices from Spireon, including FL Solar and the new FL Flex, to manage a variety of assets and gain a consolidated, real-time view of their trailer operation.
Spireon entered the trailer tracking market in 2010, by signing its first customer, Red Classic, a transportation subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, which is still a customer today.
FleetLocate devices can be installed in a wide range of asset types including dry vans, refrigerated trailers, flatbeds, tankers, chassis and more. The cloud-based management solution is built on the NSpire platform.
Ryder’s order of the FleetLocate FL Flex was the shipment that pushed Spireon over the 200,000 mark. FL Flex, announced in February 2018, is a modular trailer tracking solution that enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset. Spireon is rolling out add-on modules for the FL Flex throughout 2018, including groundbreaking new sensor technology expected mid-year.
Ryder said it has embraced FleetLocate not only for their internal operations but also as an added value to their customers who lease Ryder trailers. The FleetLocate Leasing Module allows customers to view and manage only the set of trailers leased to them, while Ryder maintains visibility to their full set of assets. The Leasing Module rolled out in 2013, is popular with many trailer leasing companies, including Premier Trailer Leasing, Transervices, and CLC, who offer trailer management as a service to their customers.