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Trailer intelligence: How smart are today’s solutions?

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment.


Rob Phillips is a man on a mission. Since Phillips Connect announced its open-platform trailer telematics intentions, the company has been growing the intelligence that its trailer telematics offering can deliver. Now the entire trailer telematics space is evolving at a rapid rate. It’s a trajectory that mirrors tractor telematics but with its own set of challenges and opportunities.

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Today’s trailer telematics solutions should aim to answer your biggest trailer management question. For years, that question has been: Where is my trailer? But what about: What’s my trailer tire pressure? Is it loaded? Unloaded? Or even, what tractor is it connected to?

All of these questions are fair game in today’s trailer intelligence world. Integrations between trailer equipment suppliers and telematics platforms are happening at a rapid pace. As data pours in, trailer visibility—from location to load status to maintenance history—increased exponentially.

To get an idea of where trailer telematics intelligence is going and how fleets can reap the ROI, I cornered Rob Phillips at his booth during the TMC Fall Meeting to talk about it. Watch the video above for his insight.

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