Chiquita selects PAR LMS
for its reefer trailer fleet
Oct 19, 2010 10:53 AM
Chiquita has chosen PAR Logistics Management Systems (PAR LMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PTC), to provide real-time product monitoring and control for its private fleet of refrigerated trailers.
PAR’s system will provide real-time product temperature monitoring on a continual basis during transit and provide immediate alerts to Chiquita’s fleet operations of any variances in product temperature.
“Incorporation of real-time monitoring and visibility into our refrigerated loads to protect our product freshness is a targeted enhancement to our delivery network,” said Tom Shepherd, vice-president of transportation for Chiquita Express.
The PAR system generates information needed to monitor and control refrigerated trailer temperatures, react and respond to alarms, and optimize logistics and management of cold chain assets and resources. Customized reporting provides users with alerts and alarms on variances to refrigerated trailer temperatures, operability, low fuel, abnormal/excessive fuel consumption, and excessive dwell time. If cold chain requirements call for temperature monitoring at the product level, PAR provides an independent hard-wired product temperature probe to monitor and report every 15 minutes.
“Our cold chain management system met Chiquita’s stringent requirements for real-time temperature monitoring of their products with the ability to remotely control the refrigerated trailers when necessary,” said John Sammon III, president of PAR LMS.
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