Fleet managers can no longer ignore telematics for their operation’s trailers. While early trailer telematics systems provided basic data, new systems can offer more complex information that can be an asset to the management of trailers for a fleet.
“Trailer telematics has gone from a simple, rough locating service to a pinpoint, ‘here is my trailer’ locator,” says Gerry Mead, executive director of innovation at Phillips Industries. “It has added cargo sensing to base light-out detection and tire-pressure status. The ability to see a trailer’s history and status in a user interface has really enabled fleets to reduce their needed trailing asset numbers or relocate their assets for better utilization.”
For more, read Kristen Criswell’s feature story on FleetEquipment.com.