December 2, 2021
You may roll your eyes or groan when I say trailers are “trailing” behind tractors in telematics technology use by fleets — but it’s true. Transportation technology experts say trailer telematics have the potential to transform maintenance and freight management. But it hasn’t happened yet, for a lot of reasons.
For starters, given the much larger number of components on a tractor than on a trailer, it simply made sense for developers to focus telematics efforts there first. And thus far, there hasn’t been significant pull-through from OEM customers demanding trailer telematics to “prime the pump,” says Jim Epler, executive vice president for Phillips Connect.
And at the moment, trailer makers are faced with more immediate concerns.
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Drov Technologies offers multiple wheel sensors that integrate on its AirboxOne telematics solution for trailers.
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Using wired and wireless technologies, the AirBoxOne platform relays diagnostics, operational, and safety information to the fleet and driver.
With the introduction of this new technology, the company is hoping to revolutionize the trucking industry.
The benefits of the system include safety and financial ROI. There are fuel efficiency savings that come with standard tire inflation and management.