The ability and systems to track trailers has been around for about 10 years. During those years, a number of things have occurred that have made trailer-tracking, or asset-tracking, more widely accepted and of greater value in our industry.
Optimizing preventive maintenance (PM) schedules is a fine art. No one wants to jeopardize equipment by extending oil drains or servicing other systems prematurely, but then neither does anyone want to do servicing before it is necessary.
The underside of trailers the components that make up the suspension system are continuing to evolve. In the last few years the industry has seen the addition of unitized hubs and more widespread specifying of air ride suspensions for a broader range of applications.