August 4, 2014 9:00 AM, EDT
SkyBitz to Install Tracking Devices on Transport America’s Trailer Fleet
Transport America

SkyBitz Inc. will install its cellular-based trailer tracking devices on Transport America’s fleet of about 4,400 trailers, according to the company.

The devices show real time location of the trailers as well as load status.

“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, Skybitz’s senior vice president and general manager.

The service includes tools to analyze the data from the sensors and more information about the fleets mileage, idle time performance, trailer turns and trailer pools.

“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 CEO Scott Arves said in a statement.

Transport America ranks No. 71 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.