LACHINE, Que. – A Canadian fleet recently credited the VeriWise system with helping it recover a stolen trailer – with the freight mostly in tact.
A Caldwell Transport driver recently arrived at the Humpty Dumpty snack plant in Lachine, Que. to pick up a trailer bound for Hartland, N.B. When he arrived, he realized the trailer he was supposed to pick up had been stolen – along with a load of potato chips.
Caldwell, however, had been testing the GE VeriWise system and was able to quickly locate the stolen cargo about 35 miles from where it went missing. Within a day, the trailer and its cargo (minus a few snacks) was recovered. The trailer was back on the road, headed towards its original destination just 48 hours later.
“The VeriWise system worked for us,” said Kevin Crothers, chief dispatcher with Caldwell Transport. “It helped to minimize our losses in this situation. If not for VeriWise, we might still be looking for the trailer.”
Jane Calhoun, Caldwell’s manager of loss prevention added: “The system saved us the cost of filing an insurance claim to replace the trailer and its contents.”
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