SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management systems and TMW Systems, provider of transportation management systems, announced an integrated application for trailer maintenance: the SkyBitz /TMT Fleet Maintenance–SQL.
The integration utilizes visibility and management services from SkyBitz, directly delivering trailer specific information to TMW System’s TMT Fleet Maintenance-SQL application. This is the latest step in SkyBitz’s overall integration efforts with TMW Systems, adding to its existing integrations with TMWSuite, TruckMate and Innovative IES applications.
The combined system will provide customers of both companies the ability to centrally monitor and track trailers within their fleet maintenance management software to gain accurate location, mileage and trailer sensor status information. Specifically, the integration is designed to help fleet maintenance managers better maintain their equipment, avoid missed preventive maintenance (PM) schedules and prevent costly breakdowns with the following key features:
- Automatic notification of trailer arrival at a maintenance location for PM service: Alerts managed by The DAWG exception notification module from TMW will notify key maintenance personnel that a trailer is not only due for service but that the trailer is near a maintenance center.
- Ability to generate PM schedules based on trailer mileage information: Mileage information serves as an indicator that a trailer is due for a PM service based on how many miles it has run.
- Trailer mileage information: This information can be used as a basis for running cost reports and obtain accurate cost per mile records in order to better manage expenses for maintenance items such as tires and breaks.
- Sensor information: Identifies whether a trailer is empty or loaded and if a trailer is in use or available for a PM service.
“We are excited to provide even more value to our customers by expanding our overall integration partnership with TMW Systems,” said Henry Popplewell, senior vice president and general manager, SkyBitz. “Trailer maintenance is a costly area for fleets. Integrating our asset management information with TMW’s fleet maintenance solution will greatly improve preventive maintenance efficiency and help avoid costly downtime for our customers.”