Inside Logistics

Dry van and flatbed trailer solutions

New PAR LMS systems include multiple reporting options


May 12, 2011
by MM&D staff

NEW HARTFORD, NY: PAR Logistics Management Systems (PAR LMS) has released two new dry van and flatbed trailer management solutions. The company said the products generate real-time information for fleet owners to optimize the logistics and management of trailers and employees.

The new DT200 is designed for dry van trailers and is mounted inside the trailer with a small remote antenna on the roof. The DT200 sends real-time alerts on trailer status, location history, geofence status and door activity. Users select their alerts and set the frequency, the company said. They can choose to receive regular updates or manage by exception, getting alerts only when status is outside preset limits.

The new FT200 was designed specifically for flatbeds and chassis and is mounted on the frame rail with a small remote antenna on the bulkhead or nose rail. The FT200 provides the information fleet operators need to reduce fleet sizes, lower trailer repositioning efforts, cut intermodal chassis write-offs and eliminate manual yard checks.

“We continue to see significant demand for both our standard refrigerated container and trailer product as well as a solution for customers with mixed fleets,” said John Sammon, president of PAR LMS. “These customers are looking for a sole provider of a trailer management solution for reefers, dry vans, and flatbeds. With the DT200 and FT200, PAR can now provide that complete solution.”

The solutions’ reporting options include excessive trailer dwell time, geofence arrival and departure notifications, door open and close alerts, yard and trailer pool management, and improved turn-time per location.