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Dixon International Selects Thermo King TracKing™ for Real-Time Fleet Monitoring

Brussels, Belgium, July 08, 2014 - Dixon International, one of Ireland's leading national and international logistics and distribution companies, has equipped their refrigerated trailer fleet with TracKing™ telematics solution from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

 

As award winner of the Fleet Transport International Haulier of the Year for the last three years, Dixon International knows that fleet management and traceability are crucial to running a successful transport business. They were looking for a solution that would provide real-time temperature and fleet monitoring to assure cargo safety and quality is maintained throughout a trip.

 

After conducting extensive field trials, Dixon International opted for Thermo King TracKing as the telematics solution for more than100 of its refrigerated trailers. Using global positioning systems and mobile communications (GPS/GPRS), the TracKing telematics solution is a web-based system that gives fleet managers the ability to remotely track and monitor their assets. TracKing has the capability to provide automatic alarms and notification of unexpected events such as out-of-range temperatures, which is critical for Dixon International.

 

"The advanced capabilities of TracKing contribute to the increase of our operational efficiency and help us guarantee product integrity and on-time delivery to our customers," said Michael Dixon, director of Dixon International. "Many of our customers are active in the pharmaceutical industry and need to adhere to strict guidelines. TracKing gives our customers peace of mind that their cargo is transported in a stable and secure temperature controlled environment."

 

With TracKing, Dixon International can accurately monitor and manage their refrigeration fleet and keep their load protected. This can easily be done remotely thanks to:

  • Regular updates on unit sensors and logger sensors to compare air temperature inside the trailer versus set point
  • Out-of-range temperature monitoring with real-time alarm notification by email or SMS
  • Remote set point changes for modifications of temperature settings
  • Remote control of the refrigeration unit, including defrost initiation, change of running modes and turning the unit on and off
  • A full suite of operational reports available at your fingertips and sent to your e-mail at the requested time and format.

 

With TracKing capabilities, fleet managers at Dixon International can effectively interact with their Thermo King refrigeration units while on the road to deliver their cargo safely to its destination.

 

"Dixon International has been a long-lasting partner of Thermo King and we are happy that we can further contribute to their operational efficiency not only with our refrigeration units but through a comprehensive range of solutions including telematics, maintenance programs and a 24/7 support," said Fred Rogers, sales manager at Thermo King.

 

About Dixon International
Dixon International is one of the leading temperature controlled transport company in Ireland. Established in 1979, this family run business specializes in national and international providing competitive haulage service to destinations throughout Europe and the UK. Dixon International was awarded International Haulier of the Year 2012, 2013 and 2014 but has also been award overall Irish Haulier of the year 2014 at the Fleet Transport Awards. The company's impressive fleet consists of more than 120 trucks and 170 trailers of which 95% are refrigerated and fitted with Thermo King Units. As a result of the diverse selection of trucks and trailers, the company can transport everything from life science pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs to machinery and from hazardous goods to furniture. http://www.dixontransport.com

 

About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King Corp. was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.

 

Contact:
Heidi McGuire, Thermo King
952-887-2371
Heidi McGuire