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SkyBitz delivers trailer tracking with no up-front costs

Commercial Carrier Journal

April 25, 2014

SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management systems, announced “SkyBitz as a Service” as a new way for its customers to deploy its technology without upfront capital investment.

SkyBitz as a Service (SBS) is a monthly subscription designed to provide trailer and asset information management and historical trends analytics. The new platform allows companies to start deploying SkyBitz’s trailer logistics and asset management solutions across their fleets easier and faster than ever before.

“With growing demand for capacity, fleets cannot afford to wait for vital information. SkyBitz as a Service allows our customers to move quickly and realize the immediate benefits in-transit visibility provides,” said Henry Popplewell, senior vice president and general manager. “SkyBitz as a Service represents a major paradigm shift in the transportation and logistics industry — where traditionally technology products and services are sold with upfront capital expense for the hardware and monthly service fee. By eliminating the upfront investment requirement, the SBS platform removes the barrier to entry for asset management purchases and provides a quicker ROI.”

SkyBitz says the SBS offering delivers the ability to monitor the location and status of assets to help fleets reduce trailer-to-tractor ratios, faster turn times, improved dispatching, proof-of-delivery, accurate detention billing and enhanced security. SkyBitz owns the asset tags and provides all of the following benefits as part of the affordable monthly flat fixed fee:

    SkyBitz InSight web application;
    SkyBitz InSight Trends historic trends and performance analytics;
    Transportation Management System (TMS) integrations and XML feeds;
    Proactive battery monitoring and free replacements;
    Road hazard protection and expedited hardware replacements to minimize downtime;
    Protection from technology obsolescence; and,
    Multiple sensors and data via SmartTrailer package option.

The new SBS offering is quickly gaining momentum with several recent major customer wins, including Interstate Distributor.

“We had made the decision to invest in trailer tracking to improve our driver experience and improve operating efficiency. We researched several providers and were impressed with not only SkyBitz’s reputation and partnership approach but also the uniqueness of SkyBitz as a Service—a solution with no upfront costs,” said Marc Rogers, CEO and president, Interstate Distributor. “By taking advantage of SkyBitz as a Service, we were able to start rolling out trailer tracking immediately across our entire fleet.”
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