Orbcomm Inc. has announced that Swing Transport Inc. has selected the global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions to provide a “comprehensive  trailer-tracking solution” for the carrier’s fleet of more than 1,000 dry van trailers.

Salisbury, NC-based Swing Transport is a privately owned logistics company that specializes in transporting time-sensitive freight in the Southeast.

Orbcomm said the solution will provide wireless connectivity through its state-of-the-art hardware and a robust, web-based analytics platform for fleet management.  The company added that it will enable Swing Transport to monitor its assets in real time, maximizing visibility and utilization.

Swing Transport is using Orbcomm’s  GT1100, which the compamy said is a ruggedized, easy-to-install device with a low, one-inch height profile, making it ideal for tracking and monitoring trailers. The GT1100 is sensor-compatible and self-powered with solar recharging technology for low power consumption and long service life, which eliminates the need for frequent battery changes. 

Orbcomm will also provide Swing Transport with an advanced web application with data-reporting and analytics capabilities to increase in-transit visibility and security of its dry van assets. 

In addition, Swing Transport will seamlessly integrate its trailer data, including starts and stops, with McLeod Software’s transportation management system software for maximum efficiency.

Orbcomm noted that by using its high-performance technology in conjunction with near-real-time data, Swing Transport can increase trailer utilization and improve its tractor-to-trailer ratio.

“Orbcomm’s cost-effective telematics solution is the best fit for our trailer tracking requirements based on its unique solar technology, integrated power capability and valuable data reporting features, which we expect to immediately improve fleet performance,” said Dan Summitt, president of Swing Transport.

“We are confident that Orbcomm’s solution will enable us to improve our tractor-to-trailer ratio, streamline operations and better manage our fleet through increased visibility and real-time trailer data where and when we need it,” he added.