TireStamp announced it is introducing TireVigil TPMS Trailer, which automatically connects to TireVigil TPMS on a tractor and meets the new TPMS 2.0 standard for commercial TPMS products. Like TireVigil TPMS, TireVigil TPMS Trailer alerts fleet personnel to developing tire problems before tires are ruined or vehicles are stranded on the side of the road, ticketed or put out of service at roadside inspections.
In addition to issuing alerts for underinflation, overinflation, overheating and differences in dual tire pressure, reminders also are issued to recheck wheel nut torque after a tire change and for preventive maintenance inspections. All alert and reminder thresholds are customized by the fleet so that they meet the fleet’s requirements and can be changed easily and quickly if desired with a click of a mouse. TireVigil alerts and reports can be sent to anyone the fleet chooses, including its tire dealer/service provider who has an iPhone, Blackberry, Smartphone, tablet or other Internet-connected device.
TireVigil TPMS Trailer is designed to eliminate the hassle of having to join the trailer TPMS to the TPMS on the tractor manually; it wirelessly connects with TireVigil TPMS on the tractor without human intervention when the trailer is hooked so that trailer tires are recognized and monitored automatically. Not only does TireVigil TPMS Trailer deliver remote trailer tire diagnostics, it also provides fleets with the location of their vehicles.
“In addition to providing the last known location of the trailer on all alerts, TireVigil TPMS Trailer provides location-based tractor and trailer Hook-and-Unhook Weekly and Monthly Summary Reports that enable fleet managers to see how long a trailer was hooked to a tractor, where it was dropped and how long it has been dropped so that not only is its location known, but also whether any detention charges for trailer delays should be assessed without having to use another trailer tracking telematics solution,” says Peggy Fisher, president.
TireVigil TPMS Trailer is designed to monitor an unlimited number of tires, standard duals or wide base, and accommodates a wide range of trailer configurations, including dry vans, reefers, tankers, flat beds, livestock, auto carriers, dry bulk and dump trailers.
“Now with TireVigil TPMS and with the addition of TireVigil TPMS Trailer, all tractor and trailer tire data is sent to TireStamp’s cloud-based servers that analyze all tire and vehicle data so fleet managers can obtain visibility of the state of all the tires in their fleets, not just the tires on their tractors or on one vehicle at a time,” Fisher says. “They can see how well tires are being maintained at various locations, and identify garages, outside tire service providers, and even specific technicians that are not responding quickly or properly to address tire problems. If information is power, TireVigil TPMS and TireVigil TPMS Trailer are powerful tools fleet maintenance personnel can wield to slash tire and fuel costs, tire-related labor and emergency breakdowns, and hone CSA safety scores.”