The First TPMS 2.0 Solution to Monitor Commercial Trailer Tires and Track Trailers
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI (July 23, 2012)
TireStamp Inc. is introducing TireVigil™ TPMS TRAILER which automatically connects to TireVigil™ TPMS on the tractor and is the first trailer tire pressure monitoring system that meets the new TPMS 2.0 standard for commercial TPMS products.
Like TireVigil™ TPMS, TireVigil™ TPMS TRAILER alerts fleet personnel to developing tire problems long 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 are also 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 easily and quickly changed 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 eliminates the hassle of having to manually join the trailer TPMS to the TPMS on the tractor. 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 to you no matter where you or your trailers are, but it also provides fleets with the location of their vehicles as well. According to President, Peggy Fisher, “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.”
TireVigil™ TPMS TRAILER monitors 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. 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” Fisher said. “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, emergency breakdowns, and hone CSA safety scores.”
TireStamp is the leading TPMS 2.0 tire monitoring and tire asset management systems supplier to commercial fleets and tire companies in North America. As an asset intelligence company utilizing a cloud-based business model, TireStamp provides expertise on tires and their effects on commercial fleet operational costs, tire program management, asset management, and other critical performance data that enable fleets to reduce tire and fuel costs in addition to improving productivity and safety. TireVigil™ TPMS and TireVigil™ TPMS TRAILER are available directly through TireStamp or through leading commercial tire dealers.
TireStamp offers a special TireVigil™ TPMS and TireVigil™ TPMS TRAILER fleet evaluation program which provides the vehicle electronics free of charge for up to 10 tractor-trailers for up to 6 months. The fleet pays only the monthly subscription fee for each vehicle and the tire sensor costs. At the end of the test, the equipment is either purchased or returned to TireStamp with no strings attached.