Sunrent goes for live fridge truck data with Seven’s Cool Track 08 May 2015

Bespoke rental and contract hire specialist Sunrent has acquired a total of 57 Cool Track remote monitoring systems from Seven Telematics for its 3.5- to 26-tonne fridge trucks.

The deal follows an initial trial last year with the Cool Track system fitted to three of its vehicles, and builds on the company's experience with over 1,000 of Seven Seven's Transcan 2 units over the last 15 years.

"The first three trial systems, fitted to dual compartment rigid trucks, have all worked really well and we were very impressed by the quality of the information generated," states director Jason Saunders.

"It allowed us to monitor the performance of the vehicles, averting potential downtime and unnecessary callouts," he continues.

"In today's competitive environment, we believe that the addition of Cool Track remote monitoring on our vehicles will automatically give added value to our customers."

The first Cool Track system was fitted to a demonstration DAF LF55.220 Euro 6 18-tonne dual-compartment rigid from the Sunrent rental fleet, while the other two systems were fitted to DAF 14-tonne dual-compartment rigids belonging to an unnamed food service customer.

"The demonstration vehicle was trialled with a number of customers and everybody was impressed with the performance and information," comments Saunders.

Sunrent uses the switch inputs on its existing Transcan 2 temperature recorder to connect into Cool Track, providing live visibility of ll aspects of the refrigeration system status.

"In addition to the interface with vehicle CANbus and digital tachograph integration, this gives Sunrent a complete fleet and driver management solution." explains Saunders.

Of the 54 additional Cool Track systems, 35 are being fitted to new trucks currently being supplied to a long-term Sunrent customer as part of a seven-year contract hire deal. Four systems are going on new trucks just going into service with another customer, while the remaining 15 are being fitted to vehicles in the national Sunrent rental fleet.

Brian Tinham

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