Technology news and briefs for the week of April 16, 2023:
P.S.I. releases tire analytics mobile app
Pressure Systems International has released TireView LIVE’s mobile app for Apple and Android devices, making many of the features and benefits of the data portal available from any location so fleets can make timely decisions about their tire management.
TireView LIVE delivers tire analytics with customizable alerts and reports, communicating to commercial fleet operators the information required to manage their tire costs for trucks and trailers online in real-time. The mobile app features tire alerts at-a-glance; pre-trip tire inspections and post-trip analysis; convenient over-the-air updates and sensor pairing by capturing sensor QR codes using mobile device cameras; and allows fleets to sort and share data to make best decisions about PM and in-transit repairs; view and drill down by region, terminal and vehicle type; and request customer and tech support.
The TireView LIVE product is an open platform API. P.S.I. integration partners include road ready from Clarience Technologies, Spireon and Phillips Connect.
Roadz rolls out new marketplace
Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company Roadz has rolled out its Roadz-powered SaaS marketplace: Fleetstore, a Bosch Initiative. The one-stop-shop environment offers a range of digital solutions to help commercial fleets of all sizes address operating costs, productivity, safety and regulatory compliance.
Fleetstore enables fleet operators to save time and money by using a simple and intuitive marketplace interface to discover, compare and purchase solutions from a curated ecosystem of providers across multiple categories at competitive pricing. Small to mid-sized fleets that purchase solutions through Fleetstore can enjoy the same purchasing power as larger fleet operators.
In addition to Fleetstore, Roadz powers digital marketplaces for leading telematics service providers and commercial auto insurers and is in the process of launching digital solution ecosystems for leading energy companies, automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers and fleet-management companies. The Roadz platform allows solution providers to easily operate their own self-branded digital marketplaces, a unique value-add for fleets. This helps such providers lower churn, upsell modules and drive customer acquisition.
Integration creates streamlined freight booking
FreightWaves Trusted Rate Assessment Consortium (TRAC) spot rate data is now available in the Descartes Aljex transportation management system. The combination provides freight brokers with a single solution to gain an up-to-date view of spot-rate data to make more informed rate, bid and freight booking decisions.
The scalable, cloud-based Descartes Aljex TMS automates and streamlines daily operations for freight brokers and third-party logistics providers to boost efficiency, including order entry, lane rate comparison, load coverage, rate confirmation, carrier acceptance, dispatching and carrier communications. It allows brokerages of all sizes to securely access freight and transportation management data from anywhere.
FreightWaves TRAC spot rates are used by brokers, carriers and shippers for benchmarking, analyzing, monitoring and forecasting rates. Data is collected daily at the time loads are covered or accepted by carriers, using an enhanced methodology that helps eliminate biased data and provide a more accurate lane representation and freight market view. FreightWaves TRAC spot rates are compliant with the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Insurtech launches next phase of driver safety program
Commercial trucking insurance provider Cover Whale Insurance Solutions Inc. has launched the next phase of its driver safety program – the company's signature loss prevention initiative that is proven to reduce the frequency and severity of claims and improve road safety.
The insurtech recently hired Chief Data Officer and Chief Actuary Tony Beirne to enhance its proprietary risk assessment approach. The driver safety program consists of three components that work together to help assess and address risk: cameras, coaching and coverage. The dashcams and associated telematics capture certain unsafe driving events, such as speeding, hard turning and thousands of other data points while providing important AI-driven situational context to the data.
The insurtech partners with telematics and dashcam providers Nexar, Netradyne, Orion Fleet Intelligence and Waylens to gather data that helps accurately price risk and offer discounts to policyholders. As part of its next phase, Cover Whale is offering a safe driver discount of up to 15% in support of its safest policyholders when they renew their auto liability policy.