Transport America Selects SkyBitz to Increase Trailer Utilization and Supply Chain Visibility
Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carrier Implements Trailer Tracking Solution for No Upfront Capital Expense with SkyBitz as a Service
HERNDON, Va. – July 29, 2014 – SkyBitz
®, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, today announced that Transport America, Inc., a premier provider of truckload transportation and logistics services, has chosen asset management technology solutions from SkyBitz for its entire fleet of trailers. Transport America selected the new subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service
, allowing implementation to begin immediately with no upfront capital expense.
Transport America is poised to become a strategic growth engine to capture the fragmented domestic U.S. Truckload market. With intelligent trailer data, including cargo status and trends analytics reporting from SkyBitz, Transport America is now enabled to operate with more efficiencies than ever before.
“We are committed to providing the best equipment and state-of-the-art technology to ensure the greatest experience for our drivers and customers,” said Scott C. Arves, President and CEO, Transport America, Inc. “We were looking for real-time data to help us improve customer service and equipment utilization, while reducing unnecessary headaches and wasted hours for our drivers. With more precise data and trends analytics on trailers and cargo from SkyBitz, we’ll be able to operate with more efficiencies than ever before.”
Transport America is installing SkyBitz’s newest cellular-based technology, the award winning Falcon GXT3000 and cargo sensors for real-time visibility to the location and load status of all of its trailers. The actionable information from SkyBitz’s asset management solution is seamlessly integrated with Transport America’s existing transportation management system for faster intelligence and added convenience. Transport America’s drivers and dispatchers stand to gain significant time saving efficiencies from the solution, allowing them to quickly find and turn available trailers, while avoiding wasted miles and driver frustration. Included in the solution is the visual information dashboard tool, InSight Trends, which delivers powerful analytics reporting regarding trailer pools, trailer turns, mileage and idle time performance.
“We are excited to begin a lasting partnership with Transport America. Their management team has a strong plan to expand the business and SkyBitz will be an integral technology solution to help them,” said Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SkyBitz. “With SkyBitz as a Service, Transport America will be able to focus on their growth strategies, relying on insightful analytics data to optimize their fleet and improve their customers’ experience.”
About Transport America, Inc.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, Transport America provides an integrated offering of dry-van TL transportation services across the United States. It offers a wide array of short and long haul freight carriage, expedited and dedicated shipping services, as well as international and intermodal services through various partners. Transport America’s network includes 12 terminals located throughout the United States and employs more than 2,000 staff and independent contractors. Through its own fleet and independent contractors, Transport America operates approximately 1,500 tractors and about 4,400 trailers. For more information, visit www.transportamerica.com.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation, is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, and in providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 800 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 SkyBitz InSight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and requires no software downloads. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com