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Blue Tree Systems expands North American presence

By: | at 08:00 PM | Intermodal  

Blue Tree Systems, a global provider of fleet management, reefer monitoring and trailer tracking solutions, today announced it has established Blue Tree Systems Inc. to support its growing network of partners, resellers and users of its next generation fleet management system in the U.S. Blue Tree Systems Inc. will provide sales and aftermarket support to the already established U.S. partner and reseller network and will also manage a direct relationship with national and strategic accounts.

‘The Blue Tree R:COM Fleet Management Solution has proven to be a very reliable and successful choice on approximately 60,000 vehicles worldwide, including over 10,000 vehicles operated by several leading motor carriers in the U.S.,’ said Charlie Cahill, CEO of Blue Tree. ‘These companies have adopted our comprehensive and highly reliable system for its range of unique features designed to maximize fleet efficiency, reduce costs and improve customer service. Today, we are bringing a next generation, competitively priced fleet management system to the North American trucking market, and we expect our outstanding reputation will help us to build rapidly upon our already impressive U.S. client base.’

Capabilities of the R:COM Fleet Management Solution, which can be selected to meet any variety of operational requirements, include vehicle tracking, in-cab communication and navigation, fuel monitoring, engine ‘and driver performance monitoring, , reefer temperature management, automated IFTA fuel tax reporting, and driver Hours-of-Service management. With R:COM, fleets can effectively manage assets in real-time using the sophisticated R:COM Reports engine. R:COM Reports has been developed in collaboration with a number of select customers over the last ten years.

R:COM’s onboard communications and driver interface hardware provides an advanced electronic Hours-of-Service functionality, including a’user friendly touch screen requiring minimal training, combined with ‘extensive features that make it popular with drivers. The functionality enables the driver to easily manage their hours, edit non-driving log entries, review and sign their logs, and perform pre-and-post trip inspections. In addition, Blue Tree Systems has focused the development of their R:COM solution to simplify compliance with CSA regulations.

The vehicle tracking capability in the R:COM solution displays the current location of any vehicle (or group of vehicles) using ‘the latest digital map technology and provides a detailed tracking history that can include trip, stop and time at location reports. R:COM also has the ability to quickly and easily name and geo-fence thousands of locations.

Another key capability of the R:COM Fleet Management solution for North American trucking companies is its Reefer Management solution. Designed for refrigerated carriers, the system provides live updates of refrigeration unit settings, operating mode, equipment alarm codes, fuel level and cargo temperatures, and reports temperature out of range conditions and refrigeration unit shut down alarms immediately via email or SMS. R:COM also records detailed temperature data, refrigeration unit settings and operating mode, door events, and arrival and departure times. The unique system can connect directly to all Thermo King and Carrier refrigeration unit controllers and download data automatically or on demand.