EROAD’s new cold chain assurance gateway, CoreHub Xtreme, is designed to help you protect the perishable goods you haul in reefer trailers. With more than 50 advanced two-way reefer controls, CoreHub Xtreme gives carriers the ability to monitor and control a trailer’s refrigeration unit from a central or remote location.
Having the ability to remotely change temperature set points, pre-cool units to specific temperatures, and control individual compartments are just some of the advantages of having remote reefer controls. Additionally, all data is logged in real time, enabling you to build trust and seamlessly share information with your clients.
Keep reading to learn how remote reefer control is an important part of a cold chain solution.
Compliance and safety
Remotely receiving continuous, real-time trailer temperature data – even from specific compartments within the trailer – takes a lot of the leg work out of compliance. All the data is automatically recorded, removing the need to have someone onsite manually reporting historical temperatures to adhere to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It’s all automated, reducing hours of unnecessary labor and paperwork.
Being able to remotely adjust reefer settings such as reefer on/off (in the case of shutdowns), temperature set point and more helps ensure that wherever your shipment is going, it will be kept safe and compliant. These commands are combined with custom, prioritized alerts that can be sent to you via SMS or email, so you know when action is required, helping you remain compliant and minimizing lost loads.
Build trust with stakeholders
The ability to share information, such a temperature history, with clients and other stakeholders helps build confidence that you are a safe and compliant hauler of temperature-sensitive goods. Being able to share load location and accurate ETAs lets customers prepare for the arrival of a load.
This transparency with your customers not only acts as an insurance policy and record for your organization, but it also builds trust and confidence with your clients. They’re able to see the information they need, when they need it, assuring them you will get the job done right.
Automatic and remote trailer pre-cooling
Automatic and remote pre-cooling is another feature that has changed the way cold chain logistics operate. Time and money are saved by not having a driver or operator on site who must manually turn on a refrigeration unit before a journey to achieve the temperature needed.
By remotely pre-configuring the settings, the chance of driver input errors is greatly reduced, helping to avoid issues with compliance. When this data is taken holistically from across your fleet over time it can be used to automatically manage the success rate and costs of pre-cooling procedures, enabling you to you make informed business decisions to increase efficiencies and cut costs going forward.
Remote telematics for refrigeration units help prevent theft. Door sensors trigger alerts for unexpected door openings, indicating potential product theft. While sudden, unanticipated fuel losses can indicate vehicle theft. In the unfortunate event this does happen, the alerts are tied to geolocation data, making it much easier to track for yourself or the authorities.