The VeriWise Asset Intelligence solution has expanded coverage to Mexico, according to GE Trailer Fleet Services.

“Trailer Fleet Services has been operating in Mexico since 1993,” says Robert Williams, senior vp of sales for GE Equipment Services, Trailer Fleet Services. “We currently have three branches in Mexico, including Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. The addition of our VeriWise solutions rounds out our existing Total Fleet Management Services for Mexico and completes the North American coverage strategy we laid out three years ago.”

For all trailer markets, VeriWise has been officially branded, too. The satellite-based offering will be VeriWise Satellite, while the terrestrial solution will be called VeriWise Cellular, according to Williams. “In the future, we definitely will be offering a multi-modal unit,” he says. “It is clear that is the way the technology is going.”

The company has also announced plans to open a larger Trailer Fleet Services branch near Boston on a new 23-acre site. The 7,800 sq.-ft. facility will serve growing rental and maintenance needs in New England. One New England customer, Hartt Transportation of Bangor, ME, recently ordered 974 of GE's VeriWise Satellite systems, according to Williams. The system provides coverage of the U.S. as well as Canada's Maritime Provinces plus Ontario and Quebec.

According to Williams, 60 GE mobile mechanics have also completed the American Trucking Assn.'s Highway Watch training program, which is designed to utilize the skill and experience of America's transportation workers to help protect the nation's infrastructure and safeguard the transportation of goods, services and people.

For more information about GE Trailer Fleet Services in Mexico, go to www.ge-tfs.com.mx/index.html.