Schmitz Cargobull brings retrofit telematics package to temperature-controlled trailers

George Barrow
July 13, 2018

Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland has launched a telematics retrofit programme that it says can turn any reefer into a ‘smart’ trailer.

Its TrailerConnect system – which offers real-time monitoring of temperature, tyre condition, trailer location and security – can now be easily retrofitted to any reefer from any manufacturer, after previously only being available on new Schmitz Cargobull Executive trailers.

The system provides operators with real-time transport data that enables them improve efficiency and reduce operating costs. Operators already using the company’s telematics system on selected assets can now expand its use to the entirety of their fleet.

Fitment can be carried out at any one of Schmitz Cargobull’s specially trained service partners across the UK and Ireland, who provide a complete installation and training package.

Simon Mols, sales manager - telematics and services, Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland, said: “Our telematics system gives complete visibility of everything that matters on your trailer during transport – and now it’s available for any asset, regardless of who was the original manufacturer.

“With our system, we provide real-time information on trailers, so you can monitor driver habits and optimise routing – and then use that data to help cut your operating costs.”

Mols adds: “Many more commercial transport companies are now being led by people who have grown up with smartphones and real-time information at their fingertips. Our telematics system gives those managers that power and insight on their own fleet operations, so they can make smart decisions based on data from their smart trailers.”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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