Thermo King, a provider of transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is unveiling the Connected Precedent trailer refrigeration unit at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV), which is running September 25-29, 2017 in Atlanta GA.

Starting in 2018, all Precedent units will be equipped from the factory with Thermo King’s hallmark asset management system TracKing. This intelligent reefer puts users in the driver’s seat when it comes to remote connectivity of their refrigerated fleets. Once activated, the Connected Precedent allows easy monitoring and analyzing of refrigerated operations to ensure temperature compliance and maximum uptime—without taking assets off of the road.

“Our remote connectivity, best-in-class mobile apps and data gathering allows fleet managers to transform their operations and make their fleets more predictable and traceable,” said Dane Taival, vice-president and general manager, Thermo King North America, “which ultimately helps grow their business by driving greater optimization.”

Thermo King’s Connected Solutions offer a robust, secure platform that collects and aggregates data for a large number of mobile assets. With support from the Thermo King dealer network, fleets benefit from proactive and efficient service across North America while minimizing downtime. Access to real-time data and diagnostics also enables Thermo King dealers to serve as trusted solution advisors that are even better equipped to anticipate and respond to customers’ evolving needs.

The Connected Precedent was engineered to further deliver on Thermo King’s commitment to increase fleet efficiency and uptime. The units are conveniently connected from the factory, which gives fleets time and money savings for installation and the option to enable TracKing remotely to gain access to fleet optimizing data when they are ready.

With in-cab and in-yard access via the Thermo King Reefer mobile app using Bluetooth, drivers manage cargo temperatures, monitor the reefer and respond to alerts—all within the cab. Similarly, in-yard access makes it even easier to prepare reefers for trips ensuring that they are fueled and alarm-free. Saving time and increasing efficiency, the in-yard access via Bluetooth delivers easy access to all trailers irrespective of their location.

The Connected Precedent refrigeration unit will be enabled with Thermo King’s temperature management system, TracKing, which provides real-time updates for efficient temperature management, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance and refrigeration unit performance. It can be integrated into other transport management systems to optimize asset utilization and enable seamless data integration.

For more information, see www.thermoking.com.

NACV attendees and media are invited to visit Thermo King booth #1442 to learn about the new products and speak with Thermo King experts.