Golden State Foods - Case Study
When you’re a heavyweight of the food services and distribution sector with a reputation for technological innovation and your major customer has requirements well beyond the industry average, who do you turn to for a cold chain telematics solution? In the case of Golden State Foods (GSF) Distribution, a division of Irvine, California-based Golden State Foods, it was Coretex.
GSF Distribution, who has been delivering food all over America for nearly 50 years, went shopping for an integrated solution for its fleet of trucks and refrigerated trailers in 2012, when its existing Hours of Service (HOS) technology, already long in the tooth, was approaching sunsetting.
The Situation — Large cross vertical needs
Tim Bates, the company’s Corporate Quality Systems Director – Logistics, says the replacement needed to be robust and to have plenty of scope for customization to keep up with GSF’s changing business needs. Also on the requirements list: a highly reliable platform and, preferably, the same provider for both truck and trailer telematics. Five telematics vendors were shortlisted by the GSF team, which chose Coretex’s IBRIGHT platform because it offered the best match with GSF’s complex business needs at a competitive price.
The Solution — In-Cab, Reefer and Hours of Service all in one
GSF’s fleet, operating from 26 dedicated distribution centers in the US, is vast with over 800 tractors and straight trucks and over 1000 trailers. The Coretex reefer fleet management solution provides the power to process data on a grand scale, and the granularity to take the headaches out of HOS compliance at a per-driver level.
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