The company says that it is taking the use of telematics a step further than geographical trailer tracking by collecting robust data about a trailer’s performance, such as brake performance, tyre-pressure monitoring, temperature monitoring, door security and more.
The FleetConnected web platform provides customers with an intuitive, user-friendly interface offering real-time visibility of their assets, analytical tools and generally helps optimise efforts to manage their fleet effectively. Functionality ranges from simple ‘track and trace’ with geo-fencing capability to on-screen performance-related alerts concerning anything from the performance of the braking system and the opening of rear doors, to the pressure of the tyres and the temperature of a refrigeration unit. A suite of customisable reporting tools is also included.
To support the initiative, TIP has put in place a TIP Insight business unit which will enable the transition of customers’ fleets towards accessing the advanced telematics-based range of services, with both pre and post-sales support in each of the countries it is offered in.
“Connecting our fleet, and those of our customers, with a range of telematics and offering connected services gives us the opportunity to implement a platform suited to all asset types and brands that will enable new data and analytics services which will further enhance our value offering to the market,” says Bob Fast, CEO of TIP Trailer Services.