German trailer manufacturer, Schmitz Cargobull, has won the European Transport Award for Sustainability in the ‘Telematics’ category with its ‘TrailerConnect’ trailer telematics solution.
According to Schmitz Cargobull, TrailerConnect was designed to help its customers avoid claims arising from cargo damage due to temperature deviations, as well as to guard the vehicle from damage due to incorrectly scheduled maintenance intervals. The software reports excessively high brake pad wear and independently reminds fleet schedulers of the next inspection date.
“TrailerConnect ensures that the customer is always informed about the condition of the cargo and the trailer. It enables the fleet to be operated as efficiently as possible, whilst protecting both the load and the environment,” said Ulrich Schöpker, Schmitz Cargobull AG board member and Managing Director of the newly formed subsidiary, Cargobull Telematics.
According to Schmitz Cargobull, TrailerConnect transmits real-time data from the cargo area and the running gear via satellite. A special software analyses the information and displays the results for the customer in a customisable online portal.