AirIQ Inc., a wireless application service provider specializing in telematics, has launched a solution designed to protect high value goods in refrigerated and heated trailers.
The solution allows fleet managers to take immediate action to protect perishable goods in the event of a fault in a refrigerated trailer’s operation.
The new AirIQ service reports a fault the moment it is detected by the reefer’s self-diagnostic unit, and is an addition to AirIQ’s other tracking and locating services.
“This announcement completes our strategy of providing a single source application for fleet managers within the commercial transport industry,” said Don Simmonds, AirIQ President and CEO.
Refrigerated trailers represent 15 per cent of all trailers in North America. The average reefer costs $70,000, compared to an average cost of $20,000 for a dry van trailer and $40,000 for a heated trailer.
“Avoiding the cost and operational difficulties resulting from spoiled goods is a tremendous value proposition for any commercial transport organization, not to mention the value of always knowing where their assets are located,” said Miguel Gonsalves, Vice President of AirIQ’s Commercial Transport Division. “Refrigerated and heated trailers carry perishable,temperature-sensitive goods that are often of higher value and greater risk than goods carried in dry van trailers. This product will allow our clients to deliver quality goods to their customers consistently.”
Three major Canadian commercial transport carriers – Canada Cartage, Beacon Transit Lines and Cam-Scott Transport – are using AirIQ to protect and manage their tractors, straight-trucks and dry van trailers and are equipping their heated and refrigerated fleets with the new AirIQ product.
AirIQ provides Web-enabled wireless solutions to locate, protect and manage vehicle fleets. AirIQ for Commercial Transport Fleets uses the Internet to deliver fleet management services for tractors, straight-trucks, dry van trailers and now, refrigerated (“reefer”) or heated (“heater”) trailers. The AirIQ solution uses on-board computing, the Global Positioning System (GPS), digital maps and a wireless transceiver to provide fleet managers with a wealth of information about their vehicles.