KF Trucking – A Thermo King East and Wireless Links Joint Offering
KF Trucking, a cold chain food distributor from New Jersey and a Thermo King East Customer, was in need of a temperature monitoring solution integrated with fleet management to track their 22 refrigerated trailers and trucks. They wanted to track location and monitor the temperature of these trailers and trucks 24/7 while getting alerts for any extreme temperature changes.
Thermo King East, a valued partner of Wireless Links, proposed the Wireless links Piccolo Hybrid devices packaged with the Fleet.net platform, an integrated solution for trailer tracking and temperature monitoring .
Thermo King East successfully installed the system in early 2018. The installation was fast and simple.
The team simply mounted the dual-mode hybrid device on the front wall of each trailer and truck, while the digital temperature sensor connected to the Piccolo Hybrid was inserted inside the trailer, sending live temperature data to the Fleet.Net platform and providing the required temperature visibility. The Piccolo Hybrid was also hooked up to the reefer to provide information on whether the reefer was turned on or off.
Through the DriverLink app that is installed on the driver’s Android tablet or phone, extreme temperature alerts are sent directly to the driver and a periodic temperature report of the cargo’s temperature during travel to the destination customer is generated and displayed in a graphical format on the Android tablet for presentation to the customer.
Real-Time Trailer Tracking
In addition to streaming the live temperature data from the sensors, the Piccolo Hybrid provides real-time trailer tracking. In case the reefer is turned off, the Piccolo Hybrid switches to asset tracking mode powered by its large capacity rechargeable lithium battery, sending an alert on the possible external power failure and keeps sending temperature and GPS location data of the trailer .