Thermo King’s new cellular web-enabled temperature-management system will complement the existing TracKing satellite system, which provides the ability to monitor and track untethered fleet units in real time. Using cellular, satellite and Internet technology, it can also interact and control.

The system can monitor an entire fleet’s actual position and route history at regular intervals, or on demand. It provides the pertinent information needed to schedule, control and manage operations of any size, improving overall productivity.

TracKing also provides added security. Its alarm and notification features, along with the mapping and dealer locator, can mean greatly reduced losses and risks by ensuring that temperature-sensitive products are transported at the correct temperature. These risk reductions may even qualify for reduced insurance rates, says Thermo King. Food safety and freshness are also enhanced, of course.

The cellular option is said to work best for local and regional distribution customers, while TracKing satellite is for cross-country carriers. Applications for both systems include frozen and fresh produce, meat, packaged foods, dairy, pharmaceutical products, flowers, ice and sensitive equipment and machinery.

TracKing allows for monitoring through a secure website where all data is available, with remote diagnostics on demand and multiple reports to improve efficiency. Mapping of vehicle locations is available with both systems, and geo-fencing within the maps is available on the cellular system, along with the ability to monitor route history within a fleet at predetermined intervals or on demand.

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