Choosing a technology provider for the first time is an investment in possibility. Selecting the same provider a second time is an endorsement of tangible value. And for Ben E. Keith, one of North America’s largest food and beverage distributors, the value gained from its partnership with cold chain fleet solutions provider Cooltrax grows with each of the thousands of deliveries completed daily by the company’s nearly 1,300 drivers.
Ben E. Keith once again turned to Cooltrax recently to implement its latest Fresh InTransit monitoring solutions, which provide 24/7 trailer and product level temperature tracking. Among new technologies now leveraged across the distributor’s 17-state service area is the Cooltrax InTransit temperature monitoring system, a 24/7 real-time location tracking plus reefer and product level temperature monitoring solution for refrigerated trailers throughout the entire in-transit cold chain. This solution monitors all types of temperature-controlled climates, including trailers, product in storage locations and mixed operations. The solution also works seamlessly with the Cooltrax TempTracker remote monitoring system, a wireless, plug and play option.
“Our partnership with Ben E. Keith Company demonstrates both the power and accessibility of leading-edge temperature monitoring solutions for food distribution businesses of all sizes,” said Cooltrax President Mike Sharpe. “Our technologies provide continuous, detailed visibility into the trucks, trailers and products at every stage of the transportation cycle. And these solutions can be implemented very quickly and affordably by virtually any fleet operator.”
In addition to helping eliminate lost loads and reduce operational costs, Cooltrax Fresh InTransit solutions enable Ben E. Keith Company and other distributors to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty by documenting that products are maintained at safe temperatures. Additionally, these solutions dramatically reduce the responsibilities of drivers who previously were required to manually collect temperature data throughout their daily routes.