Schmitz Cargobull expands telematics retrofit capability

From the July 2018 issue.

German trailer builder, Schmitz Cargobull, has announced that its TrailerConnect system, which offers real-time monitoring of temperature, tyre condition, trailer location and security, can now be retrofitted to any reefer.

According to the OEM, the system enables operators to transform their assets into a fleet of ‘smart’ trailers, providing them with real-time transport data that enables them to make intelligent decisions to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Meanwhile, operators already using the company’s telematics system on selected assets can now expand its use to their entire fleet.

Fitment can be carried out at any one of Schmitz Cargobull’s specially trained Service Partners across the UK and Ireland, who provide a complete installation and training package.

“Our telematics system gives complete visibility of everything that matters on your trailer during transport – and now it’s available for any asset, regardless of who was the original manufacturer,” said Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland Sales Manager, Simon Mols.

“With our system, we provide real-time information on trailers, so you can monitor driver habits and optimise routing – and then use that data to help cut your operating costs,” he said.

Schmitz Cargobull has expanded its telematics capabilities in anticipation of a new generation of senior managers focused on the latest technology.

“Many more commercial transport companies are now being led by people who have grown up with smartphones and real-time information at their fingertips,” said Mols. “Our telematics system gives those managers that power and insight on their own fleet operations, so they can make smart decisions based on data from their smart trailers.”

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