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Road Ready, a telematics and smart fleet technology provider from Clarience Technologies, announced two solutions for digitally integrating the truck and the trailer for fleets. Road Ready’s two new solutions, cloud-based application program interface (API) technology and a virtual tether, provide visibility and data feeds in the commercial transportation industry, the company noted.
Cloud-Based API Technology
The most basic integration of both truck and trailer assets, Road Ready’s cloud-based solution empowers fleets to be able to see data from both asset types in a synthesized single view. Enabled by Clarience Technologies’ acquisition of Fleetilla late in the first quarter of 2022, Road Ready is utilizing the Fleetilla Connect open architecture IoT platform, which uses APIs to integrate a broad set of data feeds through providers like electronic logging devices (ELD) and in-cab cameras, and brings them into one interface. Coupled with Road Ready’s FleetViz dashboard, which showcases data from the LogIQ smart partner network, this “single pane of glass” approach eliminates the need to portal hop—allowing fleets to save time, understand and potentially act upon asset insights.
In addition to enabling an easier way to visualize data, this truck and trailer connection also enhances the overall richness of fleet data according to the companies. The connection, along with data from 11 industry-leading LogIQ smart partners, results in the broadest, sole view of fleet asset data.
Fleets also seek to understand the tether status of specific truck-trailer units. A key driver for this information is to avoid mistakes of taking the wrong trailer, thus resulting in reduced downtime and inefficiencies. Additionally, drivers want information on real-time trailer conditions in a cab, or to be contacted, should an event occur. To relay this information, Road Ready utilizes a virtual tether approach. The solution allows the driver to integrate the truck and the trailer by plugging in to the J-560 connection—just as they’re used to doing.
In addition to ease of operation for drivers, the virtual tether also offers real-time data benefits. Despite the booming success and popularity of telematics, spurred by the digital transformation of transportation, data collected and connected through telematics in the cloud has challenges when it comes to real-time safety critical information. In the case of an emergency event, instantaneous information is crucial for driver safety and the best-case outcome for assets.