SkyBitz said its GLS trailer tracking system has been selected by regional dedicated carrier Brown Trucking to enhance the truckload carrierâ€™s asset management.
SkyBitz said in a statement that improved utilization and lowered costs of ownership were factors in the decision to install the technology to be used on Brownâ€™s 3,700 trailers.
â€œOne of the biggest challenges we faced with other trailer tracking solutions in the past was the battery life of the device itself,â€� said Brian Kinsey, president of Brown Trucking. â€œIt became too cumbersome to tether each trailer to a truck for power each time we wanted to use a trailer, and it was harder to find trailers that sit for a long time without a power source.â€�
The Lithonia, Ga.-based company, which also includes West Brotherâ€™s Transportation, now can operate trailers for multiple years without having those units tethered to a tractor for power, Kinsey said.
â€œThis saves us time and helps us run better operations, which in turn equates to providing better service to our customers.â€�
The GLS tags are used with the technology companyâ€™s InSight, a Web-based system that allows users to obtain real-time operational information for all of its trailers, SkyBitz said.
Brown operates out of 12 terminals, using a fleet of 835 trucks to serve a nine-state area in the southern United States.
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