The league and its teams invest millions of dollars in equipment for the racing season so we want to make sure we have the best possible security for the transporters
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Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
Safefreight Technology will serve as the official mobile security supplier of the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.
The Indy Racing League will utilize Safefreight's Smartfleet system on all league transporters and trailers protecting these critical race assets during the season. Safefreight's technology will offer the Indy Racing League far more than just security monitoring. Built into the system provided by the company is GPS vehicle tracking, trailer monitoring, vehicle diagnostics monitoring and other functionality that will enable the Indy Racing League to more efficiently utilize their fleet of vehicles with an objective of reducing carbon emissions. The gains in efficiency directly tie back to the league's focus on becoming more environmentally friendly.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be associated with the Indy Racing League, an organization with a storied history in US motorsport. The league's "Whatever it takes" winning attitude and dedication to excellence is in line with Safefreight's approach to our clients and business," said Safefreight's CEO Curtis Serna.
SecurityGuard® is the hardware component of the Smartfleet system. It's a smart device that works on both vehicles and transporters and uses sensors and a cellular or satellite modem to communicate exceptions - like door openings, accidents or speeding - to key personnel over the internet. Safefreight's transportation management system has been designed for application to a variety of trailers including commercial transportation trailers, utility trailers, including refrigeration installed trailers.
"The league and its teams invest millions of dollars in equipment for the racing season so we want to make sure we have the best possible security for the transporters," said Terry Angstadt, President of the Commercial Division of the Indy Racing League. "Safefreight's SecurityGuard® technology will give us piece of mind when our equipment is on the road, knowing we have the best system protecting our cargo."
Founded in 1998, Safefreight is the developer and provider of a fleet management and fleet intelligence software. This GPS fleet management system comprises a GPS tracking device with asset-to-Internet capability, wireless communications and a web based fleet management software. SmartFleet™ provides the online tools to drive business performance by enhancing the safety, security and productivity of fleet assets and the workforce operating them. The return on investment is measured by a reduction in fuel consumption, enhanced mechanical vehicle performance resulting in reduced maintenance costs (and meantime before failure), mechanical driving skills analysis (reduced severity of accidents) and a greener and environmentally efficient fleet.
About the Indy Racing League:
The Indy Racing League was formed in 1994 to preserve the heritage and excitement of the Indianapolis 500 in U.S. open-wheel racing. The Indy Racing League is the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States, and Firestone Indy Lights, which serves as an essential stepping stone for drivers and teams striving to reach the IZOD IndyCar Series. Indy Racing League events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by long-term and broad-reaching partnerships with ABC and VERSUS. The Indy Racing League is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from major safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel tethers, chassis enhancements, ethanol fuel and the Holmatro Safety Team.
Media Contact: Amy Konrath, Indy Racing League, 317-492-6453 (office)
Media Contact: Aimee Vasconez, Safefreight Technology, 780-421-9065 (office)