Continuing with its long-term support of the CV Show, TIP Trailer Services will be previewing two new initiatives at this year’s show. TIP is introducing inspect and FleetRemote for the first time here in the UK.
Inspect is an App using the camera of mobile devices, which enables logistics professionals to visually report the condition of trailers to a central administrative system. The application integrates to a website where colleagues can then view, save and print reports complete with individual notes. The inspect application is ideal for sharing the condition of equipment, including damage, and each report can contain up to 20 photos.
At the CV Show, TIP is offering visitors to their stand a free 180 day trial that will enable users to fully evaluate the considerable benefits of using !inspect such as cost and efficiency savings through damage reporting.
FleetRemote is a software platform that uses enriched data from the Electronic Braking System to enable transport operators to not only monitor trailer performance and usage but to report on critical failures before they occur by predicting when they will happen.
A key function of FleetRemote is the tracking of brake performance; the system has the potential to offer brake performance monitoring and assessment in order to support transport operators’ statutory maintenance and roadworthiness requirements.
FleetRemote can be used in conjunction with devices such as iTAP, a unique and innovative product that uses Wi-Fi technology to offload data from a trailer to the system, in addition to reporting aspects of trailer performance to the vehicle driver via its mobile device app. Users can view safety critical warnings such as air leaks, enabling transport operators to continually assess the health and roadworthiness of their equipment and take pre-emptive action in order to prolong the life of components, prevent breakdowns and ensure safety.
The system is TCAN compliant, using the latest protocol for EBS data exchange and is a joint development of TIP Trailer Services and Knorr-Bremse.