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Keep your “BLT” fresh 

We’ve all heard of the acronym “BLT”. But this time, I’m not referring to your favorite childhood sandwich. In the trucking world, BLT stands for brakes, lights, and tires. These three things are important safety components to any commercial vehicle, and when malfunctioning, could cause harm to your trailer, driver, or other vehicles on the road. 

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Makes Early Exit in Virginia

Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot came out of their hauler at Virginia Motorsports Park ready to make a run for the points lead.

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Press, Racing Updates

Wyakin Foundation Partners with Phillips Connect and Justin Ashley Racing

Phillips Connect and Justin Ashley Racing announce their partnership with the Wyakin Foundation, a nonprofit organization that connects wounded and injured veterans with the resources and opportunities to have a better future.

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Racing Updates

Richmond Next Stop for Justin Ashley and Phillips Connect

Six races into the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot are battling for control of the points lead.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Races to Second Round of Charlotte Four-Wide

Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot made two major steps forward this weekend at the Circle k Four-Wide Nationals. The third year pro earned his first No. 1 qualifier and also won his first round of racing in the unique four-wide format.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Secures His First Career No. 1 in Charlotte

Third year pro Justin Ashley continued his hot start to the 2022 NHRA season with his first career No. 1 qualifier at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals today at zMax Dragway.

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Press

Phillips Connect’s New Facilities Support Remarkable Growth of the Commercial Vehicle Technology Company

Phillips Connect expanded its business facilities to accommodate explosive growth since 2020.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Taking Momentum to Circle K Four-Wide Nationals

After a strong showing last weekend at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, third year pro Justin Ashley will head to the Circle K Four-Wide Nationals in search of his first four-wide win at the unique event.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Runner-Up at Final NHRA Springnationals

Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot showed they will continue to be a team to be reckoned with as the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heats up.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Looking to Keep Texas Win Streak Alive

Four races into the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season has already shown that Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect/Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot team are squarely in the middle of one of the toughest seasons in the category’s history.

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Blog

Telematics Made… Understandable

Telematics. A word that you see trending on the Internet. A word that you know carries significance. A word that you “should” know… but maybe you don’t. And that’s because the term telematics isn’t so simple. 

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley and Phillips Industries Raise over $30,000 for Ukrainian Families

Over the past two weeks NHRA Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley has been promoting a fundraising effort spearheaded by the parent company of his primary sponsor Phillips Connect. His efforts fundraised over $30,000 from 75 donors and the front wing of his Top Fuel highlights each donor.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Ready to Roll Dice with Las Vegas Four-Wide Win on the Line

Headed into the fourth NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series event of the season Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel team powered by Vita C Shot are No. 2 in the points, coming off a semifinal finish at the Gatornationals and looking forward to the challenge of the first four-wide race of the season.

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Press, Racing Updates

Phillips Connect Extends Relationship with Justin Ashley Racing for Full 2022 NHRA Season

Today, Justin Ashley Racing announced that its primary sponsorship agreement with Phillips Connect, a national leader in semi-trailer tracking and sensor technologies, will be extended for the full 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Races to Semifinals Today at Gatornationals

For the second year in a row Justin Ashley gave the historic Gatornationals a strong run for its money. Today as the No. 6 qualifier the third year driver drove the Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot to the semifinals for the second year in a row outrunning defending winner Josh Hart and four-time Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence before losing to veteran Doug Foley in a wild semifinal.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley to Amplify Phillips Connect Efforts to Support Ukraine

Justin Ashley will be adding a new rally of support to the people of Ukraine on his Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot at the NHRA Gatornationals this weekend, and is putting a program in place for the NHRA community to join him.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Chasing Double Win at Gatornationals

This weekend at the historic NHRA Gatornationals Ashley and his Davis Motorsports team will be looking to add another ‘major’ title as well as a bonus payout from the $130,000 Pep Boys Allstar Callout specialty race to the win column.

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Press

Phillips Connect Introduces Smart Nosebox GPS Gateways at TMC ’22 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition 

Phillips Connect introduced three new Smart nosebox GPS gateways during a press conference held today in conjunction with the TMC ’22 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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Press

Utility Trailer and Phillips Connect Team Up to Launch Utility Connect™ Advanced Trailer Telematics Platform

Utility Trailer today announced Phillips Connect as its exclusive partner for trailer telematics with the launch of Utility Connect™.

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Press

Phillips Connect’s Smart7™ Telematics Hub with Connect1™ Health Monitoring Recognized by Heavy Duty Trucking with a 2022 Top 20 Products Award

The Smart7™ telematics hub with Connect1™ health monitoring from Phillips Connect has been recognized this year with a 2022 HDT Top 20 Products award from Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Leaves Phoenix Focused on Gatornationals

The most important thing from each event is to learn from it. We are going to do just that and move on to the next race. I am so proud of our Phillips Connect Vita C Shot Toyota team. Despite the end result, they did a great job all weekend.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Secures No. 4 Qualifier in Pep Boys Allstar Callout Race

Justin Ashley and the Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot will be one of eight teams competing for $130,000 in prize money as part of the first Pep Boys Allstar Callout specialty race in two weeks.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Wants to Keep the Momentum Moving in Phoenix

The third-year pro will roll into the multi-use facility with momentum and the Top Fuel points lead after opening the 2022 NHRA season with a dominating win at the NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals last Sunday.

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Press, Racing Updates

Phillips Connect Sponsored NHRA Top Fuel Car and Driver to Make Appearance at TMC 22

Phillips Connect kicks off the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season as a primary sponsor to Justin Ashley Racing and its Davis Motorsports 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster.

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Press

Evolving beyond ELDs and into Connected Trailer Telematics

It seems obvious. The tractor connects to the trailer, why shouldn’t the telematics? ELDs that provide fleet management solutions beyond electronic logs are ubiquitous now (Thanks, FMCSA) and smart trailer technology that looks beyond location services are finding their way into more and more fleets. In order to connect the two, it takes a partnership. Enter EROAD’s integration with Phillips Connect devices.

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Racing Updates

Justin Ashley Wins Winternationals

For the second consecutive NHRA Winternationals Justin Ashley raced his way to the final round and today the young driver from Plainview, New York, drove all the way to the winner’s circle.

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Racing Updates

Tough Class, But Justin Ashley Ready to be at Top

When Justin Ashley won the Top Fuel final at last October’s NHRA Texas Fall Nationals Stampede of Speed, he got the dubious treat of donning a cowboy hat, straddling a mechanical bull while trying to handle a 12-pound Wally trophy, and celebrating like a city-slicker Suburban Cowboy.

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Racing Updates

New Season has Justin Ashely Ready for New Challenges

After one of the busiest off-seasons of his young career team owner and Top Fuel racer Justin Ashley is ready to focus on chasing down his first NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship.

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Blog

Cybersecurity: Is Your Data Safe?

In today’s ever-evolving society where data is now the world’s most valuable asset, securing information has become a critical component to any business.

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Racing Updates

Phillips Connect to Start Season with Justin Ashley Racing

Justin Ashley Racing announces its primary sponsorship agreement with Phillips Connect, a national leader in semi-trailer tracking and sensor technologies, to begin the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

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Press

Smart trailers are making trucking more efficient

As trucking rolls into the high-tech 21st century, more advanced trailers are gearing up to make fleets more efficient, safer, and smarter.

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Press

Trailer Intelligence: How SMART are today’s solutions?

Trailer maker Hyundai Translead unveiled a smart trailer system called HT LinkSense, which is intended to provide connectivity for all sensor and telematics providers.

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Blog

Vehicle Preparations for the 90-Day Sprint During the Winter Season

With the transitioning of seasons, it’s imperative to equip your tractors and trailers for the changing weather. Phillips Industries and Phillips Connect can help you prepare.

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Press

Phillips Connect Welcomes Todd Wazny as Vice President of Channel Sales

Todd Wazny has joined Phillips Connect as vice president of channel sales. He brings more than twenty years of experience in telematics, logistics, and location services to his new position with Phillips Connect.

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Velociti Installation
Press

Hyundai Translead introduces a new open-platform smart trailer solution: HT LinkSense™

Phillips Connect is partnering with Velociti for installation and post deployment proactive technology monitoring and repair service support for their trailer telematics solutions.

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Press

Hyundai Translead Launches HT LinkSense

Trailer maker Hyundai Translead unveiled a smart trailer system called HT LinkSense, which is intended to provide connectivity for all sensor and telematics providers.

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Phillips Connect Booth
Press

The Smart Trailers Cometh (And Three Other Takeaways From TMC’s Fall Meeting)

It was the “technology” portion of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council’s namesake that took center stage at its 2021 Fall Meeting held in Cleveland this week. While that should come as no surprise, the focus of the technology might: trailers. From electrification to service to telematics, trailers saw a huge focus in boosting fleet productivity.

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Trailer Cover Phillips Connect
Press

Rise of the Smart Trailer

As Trailer Tracking Matures, Fleets Are Utilizing This Data to Extract More Insights and Drive Further Efficiency Gains

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SmartLock Door and SmarctlLock Gladhand - Phillips Connect
Press

Phillips Connect Releases Two New Products That Safeguard Trailer Loads

Newport Beach, CA (September 7, 2021) – Phillips...

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Phillips Connect CargoVision
Press

Introducing the Industry’s First Wireless & On-Demand Cargo Camera

Phillips Connect is introducing an economical and easy-to-install interior cargo camera that captures the status of the load in real time.

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Phillips Connect Roads
Press

Trailer telematics: Beyond smart

"There are a lot of companies that are selling a connected or a GPS-enabled trailer and calling that a 'smart' trailer,” Phillips said. “The focus that we have at Phillips Connect is so much beyond that and so much greater. I think that we're light years beyond anything else that's coming out in the industry.”

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Velociti Installation
Press

Phillips Connect Partners with Velociti for Installation and Post Sales Support

Phillips Connect is partnering with Velociti for installation and post deployment proactive technology monitoring and repair service support for their trailer telematics solutions.

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Phillips Connect Trailer and Telematics Dashboard
Press

How To Win The Trailer Utilization Game With Telematics

With telematics dashboards, not only can a fleet catch a problem by monitoring real time conditions, but with historical data analyzed, trends can be seen that ultimately give a good basis for long-term adjustments that improve the ratio of benefits to liabilities for those trailers.

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EROAD Partnership
Press

EROAD partners with Phillips Connect to add market-leading trailer and asset monitoring

Adding Phillips Connect trailer telematics lets EROAD customers maximize trailer health and safety, uptime, and driver time.

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Phillips Connect Jon Morrison
Press

Jon Morrison Tapped as Strategic Executive

Jon Morrison, previously president of WABCO Americas and now CEO of J&M Strategic Insights LLC, has been tapped by Phillips Connect as strategic executive.  In this engagement, Phillips Connect will draw on Jon's extensive experience in electronic vehicle control, electrification, vehicle telematics and advanced technologies to move Phillips Connect ahead as they significantly grow their market share in smart trailer solutions.

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Cloud Software
Press

Phillips Connect Wows Fleets with its Smart-Trailer Software

Phillips Connect’s cloud software was designed by fleets to provide simple GPS tracking and real-time visibility of trailer sensors.  Easy to create customized dashboards with information that’s most important to each fleet, with the ability to easily diagnose and understand what’s happening with each trailer or the entire fleet of trailers. 

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ROI Assist Phillips Connect
Press

Now Offering Advanced ROI Analysis Tool for Selecting Smart-Trailer Sensors

Phillips Connect unveils ROIAssist™— a highly advanced and un-biased tool for accurately projecting cost savings and revenue impacts that come with various smart-trailer sensors. 

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Phillips Connect Hiring and Careers
Press

Phillips Connect Hires Vice President of Operations

Phillips Connect has hired Greg Jones as vice president of operations.  In his new role, Jones will be responsible for directing the company’s operations to meet the increasing demand for their integrated fleet asset management suite of products.

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Phillips Connect Partners Capital Group
Press

Phillips Connect Offers Flex-Pay Finance Options

Phillips Connect is partnering with Partners Capital Group to offer its customers Flex-Pay financing options for the purchase or lease of their trailer telematics hardware as well as data plan costs.

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Phillips Connect Smart7 Device
Education

The Power of the Pre√

Phillips Connect’s Smart7™ Remote Pre√, powered by an on-board battery, delivers a full scan of trailer load status and health, even when the tractor is unavailable.

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Phillips Connect Smart7 Device
Press

Phillips Connect Recognized by Heavy Duty Trucking as a Top Product Introduced During 2020

The Smart7™ Remote Pre√ from Phillips Connect has been recognized by Heavy Duty Trucking with a spot on their Top 20 list for products introduced in 2020.

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Phillips Connect TPMS
Press

Phillips Connect Offers 8-Year Warranty with New Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor Technology

Phillips Connect has entered into an exclusive agreement with STE North America LLC for their new TPMS sensor based on Micro.sp® technology.

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Phillips Connect Tire View
Press

Importance of advanced trailer technologies for maintenance

Smart trailers can give fleets unprecedented access to the secret lives of trailers, but future connectivity needs will change the way we connect to trailers.

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Phillips Connect Smart7 Device
Press

New Smart7™ Integrated Telematics Hub Now Available for Installation on New Trailers

The Smart7 delivers a real-time comprehensive view of the status of a trailer using one integrated telematics hub, with all of the data available in one clean and consolidated web or mobile device user interface.

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Phillips Partners
Press

Hirschbach Selects Phillips Connect and ConMet Smart Technologies for New Refrigerated Trailers

The sensor technologies chosen by Hirschbach will give them increased visibility to the health of their refrigerated trailers resulting in a significant increase to uptime and driver satisfaction to support their strong customer service initiatives.

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Phillips Connect Smart7
Press

Phillips Connect Unveils Revolutionary Smart Trailer Solution

A tour of the website shares the results of a 5-year vision to simplify smart trailer technology creating unmatched cost savings and operational efficiencies for fleets.

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Phillips Connect Press Release
Uncategorized

Integrating Data from an Infinite Number of Partners

Over the course of the last 92 years, Phillips has...

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Phillips Connect ROIAssist
Tools

ROI Calculator

Input your fleet’s historical data and receive ROI projections. Most customers have a payback period within months.

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Phillips Connect Install Assist
Education

InstallAssist™

InstallAssist™ was created to make the installation of high-tech trailer solutions simple for trailer builders and fleets. In mere minutes, learn how to easily connect InstalAssist and verify your fleet's devices, sensors and circuits.

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Smart Trailer Driving Away
Press

Smart Trailers Face a Huge Hurdle

Smart trailers can give fleets unprecedented access to the secret lives of trailers, but future connectivity needs will change the way we connect to trailers.

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Phillips Connect Trailer Telematics
Press

Trailer Telematics: Where to Start and Where it’s Going

Trailers have been historically low tech, but now many fleets want to take advantage of high-tech telematics capabilities to upgrade these assets to get more from them. Where to start?

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Phillips Connect Smart Trailer
Education, Press

Don’t Overlook These Trailer Maintenance Items

Trailers are often out of sight, out of mind, there are several areas that are often overlooked. We talked to fleet maintenance experts to uncover areas that may suffer from neglect.

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Phillips Connect Smart Trailer
Press

Phillips Connect Technologies launches expandable asset tracking solutions on Geotab Marketplace

With the addition of Phillips Connect on the Geotab Marketplace, the company says Geotab customers can access a suite of solutions that help to maximize driver time through enhanced asset visibility and utilization.

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Phillips Connect Smart Trailers
Press

Carriers accelerate tech strategies to emerge stronger from crisis

Load and route planning tools are far from the only technology fleets have been using to adapt to changes during the pandemic. Another area of focus has been using telematics data from truck and trailer assets.

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Rob Phillips CEO of Phillips Connect
Press

Phillips Connect expands trailer connectivity product line

CEO Rob Phillips outlined the company’s data communication roadmap for 2020 during a press conference in conjunction with the TMC Annual Meeting.

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Phillips Connect Sensors
Press

TMC20: Phillips Connect Debuts Remote Pre-check Capabilities For Fleets

Kicking off a year that will be filled with telematics-related product introductions, Phillips Connect made several announcements at the TMC Exhibition, none more important than the debut of Remote Pre-Check.

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Phillips Connect Pre-Check
Press

From tractor-trailer pairing to security: Phillips Connect details telematics solutions

Phillips Connect said that SmartPair enables tractor/trailer pairing. When the asset is attached to tractor power, the SmartPair will immediately start looking for nearby sensors.

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Phillips Connect Telematics
Press

CIE Manufacturing, Phillips Connect partner up

Phillips Connect and CIE now will team up to deliver high-quality OEM chassis with “best-in-class” telematics solutions, offering end users intermodal chassis that meet today’s logistics and operational environment.

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Aperia
Education, Press

New Tire Management Systems Go Beyond Traditional TPMS, ATIS

Jim Buell's data shows that best-in-class fleets run far more miles between tire-related roadside breakdowns than the average fleet in his database.

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Phillips Connect Smart Trailers
Education, Press

Realizing the Future of Smart Trailers

Do you know the locations of all your trailers and what conditions they are in, at all times? The answer for most fleets is no, meaning millions of drivers and pieces of equipment across North America are not fully optimized.

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Phillips Connect IoT
Press

Phillips Connect Technologies develops a comprehensive IT System to help trucks and trailers communicate

One of the largest trends in technology today is connecting machines directly — without humans in between. This is what IoT is all about, and it’s happening widely in the heavy duty trucking industry.

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Phillips Connect Telematics and Fleet Management.
Press

How smart cities will improve trucking and the supply chain

A smart city is a framework, largely composed of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to develop, deploy and promote sustainable development practices to address growing urbanization challenges.

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Phillips Connect Telematics and Smart Trailers.
Press

Phillips Connect acquires Connected Holdings

Phillips Connect has completed the acquisition of Connected Holdings, an industry-leading IoT (Internet of Things) intelligent services provider in North America.

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MarketWaves
Press

Phillips Connect to demo ChassisNet™ at the Marketwaves18 Conference

Phillips Connect will demonstrate ChassisNet™ as they strive to make the next cut to the Freight.Tech 25 list.

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Phillips Connect Trailer Tracking.
Press

Internet of Things Arrives in Intermodal

The domestic intermodal industry has long been plagued by an inability to accurately track and report, the status of a container in transit. Historically, that’s put intermodal at a disadvantage compared with over-the-road trucking, in which GPS-enabled cargo and equipment-tracking sensors have been widely adopted for over-the-road trailers of all types.

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Phillips Connect Cargo Sensor
Press

Carriers, Suppliers Work to Boost Utilization of Cargo Sensors

The use of cargo sensors with trailer tracking is on the rise, suppliers said, while motor carriers work to improve utilization and boost driver satisfaction with the technology.

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Phillips Connect Fortech Partnership
Press

Phillips Connect acquires Polish electrical components company

Phillips Connect, completed the purchase of Fortech Poland LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of quality 24v electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles with a broad and established customer base primarily in the European Union market.

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Phillips Connect Trailer Telematics
Press

The Tales Trailers Tell: High-Tech Communications

Integrated trailer networking systems are streamlining the information flow from sensors throughout trailers today to make obtaining and acting on data easier for drivers, fleets, shippers and receivers.

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Phillips Connect Trailer Tracking and Fleet Management
Press

Taking On The Challenge of Creating the Ultimate Connected Smart Trailer

Phillips Connect, is developing TrailerNet™, an open, completely agnostic platform for consolidating all smart-trailer sensors (from any supplier) into one central hub, using one data plan to deliver alerts to the driver, and customizable fleet management dashboards to the fleet’s operations or dispatch teams.

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Phillips Connect Trailer Tracking
Press

What trailer tracking technology can do for you

Why are more and more fleets investing in telematics? A telematics presence can provide valuable insight into trailers maintenance needs, help verify deliveries, measure trailer temperatures, and support dispatch teams in understanding how to maximize the efficiency of their fleets.

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Phillips Connect Press Release
Press

Phillips Industries launches newest division

During a press conference held here at TMC’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Phillips Industries announced the launch of its newest division, Phillips Connect.

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