Demand for reefer monitoring spikes after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic put exorbitant pressure on supply chains – only to expose their vulnerabilities. However, these vulnerabilities aren’t new, especially around food safety and refrigeration.

The meat processing plants that shut down, the produce that spoiled waiting for a truck and the dairy farmers who dumped good milk were events spurred by the coronavirus, but they shine light on the 1.3 billion tons of food that is lost or wasted each year.

Produce season may be slowing out West, as seen on the chart below in green, but telematics companies like Powerfleet have seen a recent spike in interest around refrigeration monitoring – evidence that shippers and carriers are taking it upon themselves to invest in the required technologies to monitor food more closely than before.

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