Spireon recently surpassed 200,000 active trailer telematics subscribers for its FleetLocate asset and trailer intelligence solution.
Ryder, one of the world’s largest transportation companies, with more than 240,000 assets, pushed Spireon over the milestone benchmark. Ryder uses different tracking devices from Spireon, including the FL Solar and new FL Flex, to manage assets and gain a consolidated, real-time view of its trailer operation.
“FleetLocate provides a number of trailer-tracking features that further streamline our operations, including temperature-control monitoring, which plays a pivotal role in ensuring product integrity and customer satisfaction,” said John Diez, president of Ryder’s dedicated transportation solutions. “Spireon has been a highly responsive and collaborative partner that offers a robust solution, a strong commitment to customer service and a product vision that aligns well with our needs.”
Spireon entered the trailer-tracking market in 2010 by signing its first customer, Red Classic, a transportation subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, which is still a customer.
Spireon’s FleetLocate appeals to companies like Red Classic and Ryder because the solution is built from the ground up specifically for trailer management, the company said, whereas competitors in the telematics space typically have added trailer tracking devices to their fleet-centric solutions.
FleetLocate devices can be installed in a wide range of asset types, including dry vans, refrigerated trailers, flatbeds, tankers, chassis and more. The cloud-based management solution is built on the NSpire platform, which offers the industry’s only 99.9-percent availability guarantee and impressive scalability, processing more than 1 billion data transactions every month.
“We couldn’t be happier than to celebrate this incredible milestone with Ryder, and to see them successfully deploy our new FL Flex solution,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of strategy and business development at Spireon.
“We are committed to delivering both leading edge technology and world-class service to our customers, which is why we’ve grown so fast and maintained so many loyal customers. I’m personally very proud to say Red Classic, our first customer, is still buying new products and using our system for utilization improvements today.”
Ryder’s order of the FL Flex pushed Spireon over the 200,000 mark. FL Flex, introduced in February 2018, is the industry’s first modular trailer-tracking solution that enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single, small footprint device across its full range of trailers, and then customize the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset.
Spireon is rolling out add-on modules for the FL Flex throughout 2018, including new sensor technology expected mid-year.
“We're excited to work with market leaders like Ryder as we develop the smart trailer technologies of the future,” said Jason Penkethman, Spireon’s chief product officer. “By combining state-of-the-art sensor technology with machine-learning algorithms that predict trailer health and driver behavior, we can dramatically improve utilization, safety, and overall financial performance for our customers.”