Schneider joins QUALCOMM to further trailer tracking technology

by Canadian Shipper

QUALCOMM has teamed up with Schneider National to develop trailer tracking technology.

The mobile communications company today announced its has created a consortium to further the development of its untethered trailer asset management system for the transportation and logistics industry.

Schneider National , a provider of truckload and intermodal transportation and logistics solutions, signed on as a founding member.

“The consortium will allow leading carriers committed to QUALCOMM’s trailer tracking technology to provide insight and guidance to help lead our product direction, ensuring that current and future development phases meet the needs of the industry,” said Chris Wolfe, president, QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions. “We’re thrilled to have Schneider National as a founding member. Their industry leadership and knowledge will provide invaluable insight into the needs of the market.”

The consortium will consist of executives from the transportation and related industries. The group will provide direction on how the untethered trailer tracking product will be implemented into the market.

A product direction group has also been created to help provide feedback to QUALCOMM about features for the untethered trailer tracking product. The council will consist of consortium members, who will be permanent members, and non-consortium members whose membership will rotate periodically. Product Direction Council members will be able to participate in alpha and beta product testing.

“QUALCOMM and Schneider National pioneered the advancement of mobile communications technology in 1988 and we’re pleased to be a founding member of the trailer tracking consortium. We are excited to continue collaborating with QUALCOMM and other leaders in our industry as a critical part of the innovation process,” said Paul Mueller, vice president of technology services, Schneider National. “The formalization of a consortium is a positive step toward delivering technology that allows us to continue providing the best service to our customers.”

QUALCOMM is currently in discussions with a number of other leading transportation and logistics providers regarding participation in the company’s untethered trailer tracking system consortium. QUALCOMM is the industry’s global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with a Network Management Center that processes more than seven million transactions each day. The Company has shipped nearly 479,000 mobile communications systems to businesses in more than 39 countries on four continents.

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