Phillips Connect Smart Trailer Kits for Fleets of Any Size

Irvine, CA (June 14, 2023) – Phillips Connect has assembled four powerful IoT: Internet of Trailers™ kits, allowing fleets of all sizes to seamlessly convert to Smart-Trailers. Smart-Trailer technology enables real-time diagnostics, fault detection, and trend reporting – increasing transparency and maximizing efficiency.

Jim Epler, executive vice president at Phillips Connect, has spent over a decade studying some of the largest fleets in North America with the goal of “future-proofing” their operations by equipping them with innovative tech products and telematics.  As a result of that work, Phillips Connect has identified four Smart-Trailer kits designed to increase fleet efficiency, uptime, safety, and ROI even for smaller fleets that have limited resources to add telematics solutions.

Each kit has an average payback of twelve months and an average ROI of 500% after ten years. Phillips Connect Smart-Trailer kits save fleets money fast.

The kits now available are:

Tires are one of the highest expenses for a fleet.  The Phillips Connect Smart upgrade kit includes TPMS and easily installs in just 30 minutes – saving serious costs and allowing fleets to monitor their tire health, preventing early replacement and downtime.

The Phillips Connect Smarter Kit features the hidden/under-trailer installed StealthNet™ gateway to avoid theft with TPMS√, ABS Fault Code√, Door√ and CargoVision to give fleets an extra level of monitoring capabilities and can be installed in under one hour.

Understand your fleet from the inside out with the Phillips Connect Smartest Kit with StealthNet™ gateway, CAN communication, TPMS√, ABS Fault Code√, Door√, CargoVision, and ATIS Lamp√.  It can also be installed in just one hour.

The Phillips Connect Brilliant Kit enhances fleet operations to the fullest, featuring an array of sensors and data providing a complete picture of a trailer’s health.  Phillips Connect Smart7™ gateway, CAN communication, TPMS√, ABS Fault Code√, Door√, CargoVision, ATIS Lamp√, AirTank√, ATIS Regulator√ and Light Out√.  OEM installation.

  • Tires are one of the highest trailer maintenance expenses for fleets. Adding the ability to remotely monitor tire pressures gives our customers the ability to stay on top of tire health before costs add up from downtime, roadside service, and early replacement.
  • Brake system faults are the highest cause of out-of-service violations for most fleets. Monitoring brake faults lets fleets avoid dispatching drivers to trailers that need maintenance before they can go back into service.
  • Fleets that use Automatic Tire Inflation Systems (ATIS) rely on those systems to keep their tires properly inflated. Remote ATIS monitoring ensures that fleet maintenance managers can proactively dispatch technicians to trailers that need tire service, while continuing to monitor the other trailers in their fleet that need attention.
  • Check your trailers’ condition remotely from anywhere, and anytime with Phillips Connect’s Remote Pre√ feature. It provides customers with on demand trailer health and cargo updates. Fleets can see which trailers are healthy versus unhealthy and at the same time which trailers are loaded or empty.  This combined view of trailer health and trailer utilization lets our customers maximize driver productivity by avoiding the hours lost driving to trailers that are not ready to move.

Like all Phillips Connect products, the IoT kits communicate to its Connect1 platform that provides complete fleet analytics in real-time with easy reporting, on-demand notifications, historical trends to assist with maintenance schedules and predictive analysis, geo-fencing, and customization for each fleet’s individual needs.

Fleets can contact Phillips Connect for an individualized assessment of the proper IoT kit for their operation at 1-833-213-5839 or [email protected]. For more information online, visit Explore IoT Kits – Phillips Connect (phillips-connect.com).

About Phillips Connect

Phillips Connect takes telematics light-years beyond basic GPS tracking by combining the industry’s most advanced connected asset solutions for trailers, chassis, and containers with a variety of sensors including brake, tire pressure, and light sensors, among others. Its products are seamlessly integrated with the Connect1 user interface, giving fleet managers the information they need to turn their assets faster and maximize driver productivity.

Phillips Connect has developed industry IoT sensor connection technology that is widely used in the freight industry. Phillips Connect is truly transforming the industry and continues to do so by keeping drivers in the seat and their cargo safe. The products are designed to improve overall safety and security, reduce costs in fleet maintenance, and dramatically enhance fleet asset utilization. Phillips Connect is a stand-alone company within the Phillips Technologies Group portfolio of companies. Visit www.phillips-connect.com for more information.

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