National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a leading provider of logistics services to U.S. retailers, pharmaceutical companies and consumer goods manufacturers, has contracted I.D. Systems’ Asset Intelligence subsidiary to deploy the VeriWise’ Track and Trace asset management system. I.D. Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless solutions for securing, tracking and managing high-value enterprise assets.

“We haul more than a billion pounds of freight every year,” says Raymond Wisniewski, NRS President & COO. “Technologies like VeriWise give us a critical competitive advantage and maximize the return on our investment in our transportation assets. Based on past performance, we are confident that deploying the Track and Trace system on our trailer fleet will help us reduce operating costs and improve our asset utilization by 10-15 percent.”

“NRS has a long track record of capitalizing on leading-edge technologies to improve our customers’ supply chain performance,” said Mr. Wisniewski. “We view the VeriWise Track and Trace product as the most reliable, cost-effective, easy-to-deploy system available for real-time trailer fleet tracking and visibility.”

VeriWise Track and Trace provides real-time GPS data via cellular communications and web-based software to improve the security and efficiency of freight transportation fleets. The system is designed for quick, flexible installation on a wide range of cargo-carrying assets, with patented power management technology to provide exceptionally long battery life and maintenance-free operation.

John Tabor, NRS Director of Corporate Security, added, “In addition to being a powerful tool for efficiency, the VeriWise system is a key part of our industry-leading commitment to the security of our customers’ assets. Cargo theft is a multi-billion dollar problem worldwide, with 85 percent of major thefts occurring during road transportation. NRS takes extraordinary measures to safeguard the assets we handle, and we expect the real-time trailer visibility and alert functions provided by the VeriWise system to help us maintain our sterling reputation for loss prevention.”

NRS is one of only two U.S. transportation service providers to be certified by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) for full compliance with its new “TSR 2012” Trucking Security Requirements program. Earlier this year, NRS was named a “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partner” for providing significant impact on companies’ efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.