Road Ready introduces API technology, virtual tether

Road Ready introduces API technology, virtual tether

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.

Virtual Tether

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.

You May Also Like

Bestpass hires new executives

The new hires are expected to help Bestpass scale service offerings and network integrations for commercial fleets and owner operators. 

logo-Bestpass-Shay-Demmons-Scott-Chao-executive-hires

Bestpass, a developer of toll management and safety solutions for commercial fleets, announced two additions to its leadership team. Bestpass welcomes Scott Chao (pictured above left), as chief marketing officer and Shay Demmons (right) as chief product officer. The company says these hires will aid in its commitment to scale service offerings and network integrations for commercial fleets and owner operators. 

Ford Trucks, Irdeto announce cybersecurity partnership

Irdeto will provide Ford Trucks with a fully managed key lifecycle management service.

ford-trucks-irdeto-logo-combo
ServiceTitan, Thumbtack integrate job management tech

The companies say this will let local service businesses manage booking requests and cut down on time toggling between platforms.

ServiceTitan-Thumbtack-logo-name-combo
TechCelerate Now awarded phase 2 contract

The program aims to reduce accidents by speeding up the trucking industry’s adoption of ADAS systems.

TechCelerate-Now-FMCSA-US-DOT
Bosch introduces RevX dispatcher optimization tool

Aiming to reduce the number of empty miles driven, Bosh says RevX enables fleets to maximize revenue by efficiently booking optimal loads.

Bosch-RevX-dispatcher

Other Posts

How many LED lights can be out to consider a trailer light out-of-service?

Even one is too many for safety minded fleets who like to keep their trailers rolling productively.

peterson-trailer-lighting-telematics-TMC-1000
How fleet management tools can help increase fuel efficiency

From fleet cards to EVs and data, all work together to help save on costs.

generic-fuel-efficiency-fleet
The power of truck data visibility

For fleet managers, data is power, and there have never been as many tools for them to take advantage of as there are now. Related Articles – The potential benefits of parts inventory management software – The most important things to remember about brake maintenance – Noregon and Phillips Connect on their partnership, trailer health

datavisability-1400
How Advanced Trailer Telematics Makes the Road a Safer Place

Keeping the road safe is paramount to any transportation business. Of course it saves lives, which comes before anything else. Beyond that, though, safer roads reduce unscheduled downtime, unexpected roadside events, and slow downs that can throw scheduling into a whirlwind and disrupt weeks worth of logistical planning. Advanced trailer telematics offer increasingly better insights