Thermo King is offering a rebate program for customers combining the company’s Thermo Gard Assurance maintenance program with its TracKing telematics system.

Eligible customers can receive a rebate up to $500.

According to Thermo King, implementing both services for a new trailer unit allows fleets to combine the synergies of a customized maintenance program with a sophisticated telematics solution which offers easily accessible asset utilization information. The combined programs allow users to cut fuel and operational costs while managing maintenance costs.

The Thermo Gard Assurance maintenance program allows fleet managers to focus on core competencies while Thermo King manages their fleet service work. This enables fleet managers to reduce costs, maximize productivity and streamline the administration of maintaining a refrigerated fleet, the company pointed out.

Thermo Gard has demonstrated a 30% improvement in asset utilization, according to Pat O’Meara, director of the SVC maintenance programs for Thermo King.

TracKing is a web-based asset management system which allows users to remotely monitor and track refrigerated fleets. TracKing offers the ability to monitor, track, pre-cool and download temperature as well as alarm data from a unit. Users can remotely set accurate temperature and mode settings via TracKing to ensure effective cargo management, maximum unit off time and improve fuel usage.

The rebate program is valid when a customer buys a new SB or Precedent trailer unit from Thermo King with both the Thermo Gard Assurance and TracKing services. It applies only to new customers who sign on for both Thermo Gard Assurance and TracKing and the customer must remain on both Thermo Gard Assurance and TracKing for 36 months.

The program runs through June 30, 2013.