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Navajo Express Begins Transition to 4G
“3G technology sunsetting is a big deal: it’s real, it’s happening now, and companies should develop a transition plan now,” said Velociti president and COO Deryk Powell.
Navajo Express relies on 3G cellular-based devices. Devices like in-cab communications and tracking systems will transition to 4G and 5G networks. The new networks will be able to handle the growth in the use of wireless devices.
“Kudos to Navajo for understanding the critical importance of making the 4G transition, especially at a time when trucking capacity is the tightest it’s ever been and as global supply chain disruptions continue,” Powell said. “Now is the time to plan a fast and smooth transition to a network that is faster, more efficient, and better able to handle the exponential growth in the use of wireless devices; I appreciate Navajo valuing Velociti’s ability to scale for rapid deployment.”
Navajo Express has a fleet of approximately 1000 tractors and 2500 trailers.
Velociti is set to replace Navajo’s Orbcomm 3G devices with 4G on-board systems by the end of the year.
“We have a lot of equipment to transition and with Velociti’s ability to expedite our technology installations, we can eliminate service interruptions for our drivers and customers,” said Kristen Rogne, manager of analytics at Navajo Express. “With trucks all over the U.S. every day, we realized the value in paying more for expedited service to get the technology transition done faster."
Originally appeared in Work Truck. Written by Work Truck Staff, October 19, 2021.