Carrier Transicold to release telematics system

by Truck News

ATHENS, Ga. – Carrier Transicold is now offering a customized telematics solution for its transport refrigeration units (TRUs) allowing fleets to manage their assets through remote refrigeration unit monitoring, control and diagnostics and data management, among various additional capabilities.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide an advanced two-way wireless communications system, uniquely qualified for truck and trailer units and backed by our comprehensive dealer support network,” said David Appel, president of Carrier Transicold and Refrigeration Systems. “Adoption of telematics by the transport industry has evolved rapidly and is now an important tool for fleet management.”

Carrier Transicold selected Orbcomm, a provider of machine-to-machine and Internet of things solutions, to develop the new refrigeration monitoring system.

“We launched this initiative in response to customer demand for an original equipment manufacturer-provided system for TRUs,” Appel said. “The system can be factory-installed and will be supported by our authorized dealer network. Orbcomm’s experience with remote monitoring and control solutions for mobile assets complements our expertise in transport refrigeration systems. Its expansive satellite and cellular capabilities provide the scale needed to support Carrier Transicold TRUs.”

Trials for the new system are nearing completion and Transicold said it anticipates release of the new product in Canada, the US and Mexico in 2017.

Transicold to release telematics system for optimal TRU management.
Transicold to release telematics system for optimal TRU management.

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  • Will this system be able to transmit data from various locations in the trailer like temperature probes, doo locks, fuel tank levels, etc?