Barcoding, Inc. and Dot Foods Deploy Wireless Temperature Tracking for Trailers

New solution provided by Barcoding provides a way for Dot Foods to Reduce Spoilage
Dot Foods truck
Dot Foods truck
BALTIMORE - Feb. 2, 2021 - PRLog -- Barcoding, Inc., the leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, today announces their partnership with Dot Foods, the largest foodservice redistribution organization in North America, to deploy new wireless technology to monitor their refrigerated trucks to eliminate costly product damage and waste.

Facing a demand for ever-faster shipping and delivery, Dot Foods set out to find a reliable and consistent solution to enable them to closely monitor setpoint temperatures as well as humidity and airflow in the freezer mounts of their refrigerated trucks.

Dot, already a Barcoding customer, turned to the Barcoding team to help identify an intuitive and highly reliable solution offering real-time transparency into trailer climate control. The solution would be implemented at Dot's greenfield distribution center in Delaware, after a trial at another facility.

Barcoding identified a Honeywell GPS refrigerated trailer monitoring system that integrates with broader fleet management, regulating and maintaining ideal temperatures in refrigerated trailers via a wireless monitoring system. The equipment records temperatures throughout the course of the route and alerts the driver and the carrier when it fluctuates above or below set thresholds.

Barcoding supported the launch and ongoing performance of the solution by establishing the process for using the equipment and generating insights from the data.

Troy Schenk, Dot Foods' Director of Automation: "Our greenfield project was a success in large part because of the monitoring technology Barcoding recommended and set up. We're seeing a real boost in productivity because our people aren't slowed down by equipment that's cumbersome and unreliable. Having seen the accuracy and reliability, we're now eager to roll this out to more of our facilities."

In addition to productivity improvement, the Barcoding solution is helping Dot comply with cold chain transport codes (such as the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA) and food safety regulations – and avoid any associated fines.

Dot is also realizing these benefits since implementing Barcoding's solution:
  • Properly maintained temperatures within trailers has decreased cargo waste and resulted in fewer rejected/spoiled loads
  • Because manual temperature monitoring is eliminated, driver downtime and costly idling have decreased significantly
  • Setpoint temperature consistency is leading to streamlined handoffs and minimizing the time trailers spend at loading docks; this improved utilization, turn times, and tractor-to-trailer ratios are expected to improve profitability
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