XTRA Lease provides
trailer tracking, reefer
Oct 1, 2009 9:58 AM
XTRA Lease, a provider of over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing in North America, is now offering solar-sustained trailer tracking service on reefers and flatbeds.
Reefer and flatbed tracking is provided to XTRA Lease customers as part of a trailer lease package. XTRA Lease introduced a new solar-sustained tracking system on dry vans in 2007. The system includes a web-based interface that enables users to hone in immediately on trailer dormancy and utilization, providing greater fleet efficiency.
For the first time, fleet managers can benefit from the dual-power feature on reefer and flatbed tracking. Just like the dry van product, reefer tracking combines solar power with seven-way charging to increase battery life. Because of the reefer engine’s position on the trailer front, the XTRA Lease tracking system positions the solar power unit on the top edge of the trailer roof. For flatbeds, the company will install units on the main frame.
XTRA Lease also is offering a one-way reefer monitoring service, which enables users to receive information about the reefer unit’s operating status. From their desktop, they can check a reefer’s current temperature and set-point, and see if there are any cautionary or critical alarms. The reefer unit’s processor generates these alarms, which serve as a remote indicator that “something is wrong” and may cause the reefer unit to stop working.
In addition, users can receive e-mail alerts when temperatures fall outside of pre-determined ranges or when the unit generates an alarm.
One-way monitoring enables users to receive this operating information about the reefer unit:
•Mode (on or off)
•Supply air temperature
•Fuel level (on properly equipped models)
•Return air temperature
Visit www.xtralease.com for full information.
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