SkyBitz Extends Relationship with Mesilla Valley Transportation

Leading Dry Van Hauler Enters New Phase of Long-Term Relationship to Optimize Operations and Gain A Quick ROI

HERNDON, Va.-- SkyBitz®, the leader in commercial telematics, today announced that Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), one of the largest locally-owned transportation providers in New Mexico and West Texas, has renewed its asset management technology solutions from SkyBitz for its fleet of roughly 5,000 trailers. MVT was able to update its entire fleet with the latest technology without any upfront hardware costs, resulting in a quick return on investment under the enterprise subscription solution, SkyBitz as a Service. With SkyBitz, MVT can increase billing opportunities, asset usage, driver safety, and security.

"As a company that specializes in time-sensitive service, it’s imperative to know where our assets are at all times and providing access to everyone at every level of our company," said Royal Jones, Co-founder, CEO and President, MVT. "SkyBitz delivers complete visibility in real-time that allows us to quickly determine where trailers are sitting idle too long and make informed decisions in order to gain better efficiencies. Having this insight not only saves us money, but allows our customers to be confident that their shipments will arrive at the given destination on time. We chose SkyBitz because they clearly offered the best solution for our growing needs and the best value for our investment."

MVT was an early adopter of SkyBitz’s trailer tracking technology and has a history of applying different innovations in the trucking business to maximize performance. As MVT’s business evolved, they decided to research the latest technologies available. After evaluating numerous providers, Dean Rigg, Mesilla Valley's chief financial officer, and his team decided to extend the relationship with SkyBitz so MVT can remain a leader in the competitive trucking industry. Embracing technology as part of its core business and investing in SkyBitz solutions allows MVT to continue its impressive growth trajectory and gain immediate ROI. MVT modernized its fleet with SkyBitz’s award-winning cellular-based Falcon series products for real-time actionable information.

"Since we began working with MVT in 1999, we’ve witnessed their impressive growth and as their business grew over the years and needs evolved, our technology has also evolved," said Henry Popplewell, President, SkyBitz. "At SkyBitz, we pride ourselves in building long-term relationships with our customers to help facilitate growth opportunities and ensure they stay on the cutting edge of new technology."

In addition to real-time tracking as well as trend analytics, the new SkyBitz solution allows MVT to accurately capture and bill for detention by viewing heat maps of idle time on SkyBitz’s web application. MVT can also improve safety measures with the ability to look up a drivers’ location if they are broken down, in addition to theft prevention and recovery.

To learn more about how MVT has succeeded with SkyBitz visit,, or call 1-877-275-9248.

About Mesilla Valley Transportation

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, Mesilla Valley Transportation began in 1981 hauling primarily refrigerated/perishable goods, as a small, independent fleet in the Southwest. Today Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest locally-owned transportation providers in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico. The company specializes in time sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the U.S., Canada and Mexico borders. MVT also has the most efficient fleet in the U.S. The company prides itself on finding ways to make its equipment cut through the wind like no other. They also use low rolling resistance tires, have cut parasitic drag in its tractors, was the first to use trailer skirts 100% and have started installing boat tails on the back of trailers to further reduce drag.

About SkyBitz, Inc.

SkyBitz is a leader in commercial telematics solutions across multiple vertical industry sectors, providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than a thousand enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via a secure web-based application and requires no software downloads. SkyBitz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation. For additional information, visit
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