Refrigerated goods are perishable and subject to stringent health & safety regulations. As a result, all temperature controlled transport requires constant care to ensure the safety and security of the Cold Chain. Today, reliable Global Positioning Systems, linked to widespread GPRS communication technologies, mean that telematics devices have become highly effective tools to monitor loads both remotely and in real-time. To answer the specific needs of refrigerated transport, Carrier Transicold has designed COLDTrans, an innovative web-based telematics solution, built into the DataCOLD 500 temperature recorder. Using direct communication with the unit microprocessor, COLDTrans provides not only the most accurate temperature data and set points but also refrigeration unit data. Those features enable fleet managers to optimize their refrigerated transport fleets while improving the service to their customers.