Thermo King launches Thermokare 24/7 fleet monitoring service for increased uptime and cargo protection

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Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, announced today its new ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring offering. The new service combines Thermo King expertise with TracKing Connected Solutions two-way communication capabilities and enables continuous, proactive 24/7 monitoring of the customers’ refrigerated fleet.

The ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring gives the customers the peace of mind that the environment in which their temperature sensitive cargo is transported, is constantly monitored and taken care of by the industry experts. In case of a temperature deviation or problem with the refrigeration unit, the Thermo King team immediately responds and takes actions to resolve the issue remotely or recommend the nearest on-the-ground support for rapid resolution.

“The new ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring is more than just an alarm that notifies the fleet manager about a problem with the cargo. We’re actually taking this burden off his or her shoulders,” said YoungJo Hong, senior product manager services concepts at Thermo King. “With the ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring we paired the real time data analytics with Thermo King experts, who monitor and actively help customers if a problem arises. We’ve combined the technology, knowledge, and service infrastructure to back our customers up throughout every step of their cargo’s journey.”

In the event of a breakdown or problem, the first action is to resolve it by using the TracKing two-way communication capabilities that allow the Thermo King expert to manage the refrigeration unit remotely. In case the problem couldn’t be resolved remotely and requires an immediate attention from the customer, the customer receives immediate notification of the event including the expert analysis, recommendation for next steps and directions to the nearest Thermo King service dealership that can provide the solution.

“With ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring, our customers can rest assured that the condition in which their cargo travels is monitored and controlled by true experts. Especially in combination with ThermoKare Service Agreements, our complete uptime solution gives them the peace of mind to focus on the rest of their operations,” said YoungJo Hong.

Transfesa Logistics: no cargo gets unattended

A company that has experienced the ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring service in real life is Transfesa Logistics, a leading company in door-to-door logistics and freight transport solutions. Transfesa Logistics offers its customers the largest road, train and intermodal door-to-door transport service network in Europe. To meet the specific needs of transporting perishable food and drink products and minimize product spoilage, Transfesa Logistics complemented the high-performing Thermo King refrigeration solutions with the new ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring service.

“We want to ensure the highest temperature-controlled standards in our containers and a lot can happen when transporting sensitive cargo at long distances,” said Pedro Ramos Vila, global account manager at Transfesa Logistics. ”To make sure no failure goes unnoticed at any step of a long journey, and that it is handled accordingly – we decided to leave it in Thermo King’s hands.”

“Throughout the six months of using Thermo King’s 24/7 Fleet Monitoring service, it has saved us at least three full cargo loads of perishable shipments. Those loads would be wasted, if not the intervention of the Thermo King monitoring teams,” concluded Pedro Ramos Vila.

The key features and customer benefits of the ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring service are:
• Real time monitoring, remote diagnosis and expert support for prevention of cargo loss
• Remote problem resolution via TracKing two-way communication for maximised uptime
• Weekly fleet report and access to the TracKing website for all data records
• Extensive 24/7 coverage with over 500 authorized service points in 75 countries for on-time corrective actions in case a technician intervention in required.

For more information on Thermo King ThermoKare 24/7 Fleet Monitoring, please visit www.europe.thermoking.com

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