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Australian bulk liquid transporter partners with American telematics provider

McColl’s Transport, the largest independent carrier of bulk liquids in Australia, has turned to a new telematics provider to monitor its ISO tanks nationally.

Moving milk, bulk chemicals and dangerous goods across the country, McColl’s has selected New Jersey-based ORBCOMM, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for its expertise in providing wireless LTE connectivity through hardware and integrated cloud-based analytics platform for optimising fleet management.

With its ability to track unpowered assets being transported by chassis and rail, ORBCOMM’s telematics has been chosen to streamline operations and expedite product delivery for McColl’s Transport.

The advanced asset monitoring solution, which features a high-sensitivity solar panel along with a wired temperature sensor and a wireless door sensor, McColl’s is looking to gain complete visibility and control over their specialised ISO tanks.

McColl’s, through IoT sensors and alerts, can better monitor and control the temperature of liquids in its ISO tanks and monitor when the tanks are being pumped.

Established as a family run operation carting milk around Geelong, Victoria, in 1952, McColl’s Transport now has depots peppered across the east coast of the country for its fleet of 200 prime movers and 500 plus tankers.

“Our commitment to technology innovation has been an integral part of McColl’s growth and scalability for more than 60 years, and ORBCOMM’s leading IoT technology is the best choice for helping us take our business to the next level of productivity and efficiency,” said Peter Shearer, McColl’s Transport General Manager.

“By improving visibility of the location and status of our ISO tanks and building greater efficiencies into our operations, we can uphold our long-time reputation for reliable service, world-class compliance and stringent safety standards,” he said.

ORBCOMM’s devices can be installed externally on assets in about ten minutes, even when the asset is loaded, making McColl’s deployments quick and efficient with minimal disruption to their operations.

McColl’s is in the process of installing ORBCOMM’s asset tracking solutions and is exploring ORBCOMM’s other IoT offerings as part of their efforts to expand their deployment across additional asset types.

“It’s a great testament to the value and high performance of ORBCOMM’s asset tracking solutions to be selected by McColl’s Transport, Australia’s leading tanker transporter, as their telematics provider,” said Christian Allred, ORBCOMM Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales.

“ORBCOMM’s IoT solutions help McColl’s ensure the safe and reliable transport of their customers’ products anywhere in Australia, while maintaining best-in-class service levels.”

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