Revolutionizing Fleet Efficiency: EnTrans’ Smart Trailer Technology
In the high-stakes world of fleet management, maintaining optimal vehicle condition and ensuring driver safety are paramount. The advent of advanced trailer technologies and equipment, such as the dynamic tire inflation system developed by Engineered Transportation International® (EnTrans®) in partnership with Drōv Technologies’ AirBoxOne™, is transforming the industry landscape. This smart trailer technology is already demonstrating its value, with fleets reporting reduced tire wear and significant cost savings. For more news and updates on Innovation in Trucking Technology, check out this page.
The Evolution of Tire Maintenance
Tire maintenance has evolved significantly over the years. What was once a guessing game has been simplified with the introduction of tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors. Today, the smart trailer technology, available on Heil Trailer® and Polar Tank® products, is revolutionizing tire maintenance with real-time monitoring and tire pressure adjustments. To dive deeper into the topic of Sensor Technology in Trailers, follow this link.
The Power of Geofencing Technology
- Utilizing weight sensors and geofencing technology
- Automatically inflates or deflates tires
- Maintaining the correct pressure for even tire wear and improved fuel efficiency
“We remain committed to the future, continually introducing advanced technologies that improve driver safety and operational efficiency,” said Jake Radish, SVP Sales & Marketing, EnTrans.
Real-World Results with Pilot/Flying J
Pilot/Flying J has deployed this innovative technology on several of its Heil Trailer petroleum trailers and is already witnessing tangible benefits. The system’s fuel and weight sensors provide real-time data on a dashboard that enables maximum fuel loading. Stay abreast of the latest trends shaping PilotCo’s Innovations, click here.
The Power of Mobile Technology
Pilot drivers are equipped with a dedicated mobile phone and an app to access the dashboard and manage the system. This setup allows drivers and fleet managers to receive alerts and notifications directly on their devices. For additional insights into the challenges facing Fleet Management, explore this page.
Maximizing Fuel Loading
“This technology allows us to adjust for maximum fuel loading, which has enabled us to add more gallons per load on our Oklahoma City trailer, potentially equating to eight more loads per year,” said Brent Hickman, Senior Manager of Equipment Maintenance and Sales at Pilot/Flying J.
The Impact of Smart Trailer Technology
With this comprehensive and open“smart trailer” solution that connects a myriad of sensors, Pilot can integrate with third-party solutions while interfacing with just one dashboard. This integration provides Pilot with access to critical safety and maintenance features, with key operational and safety information relayed directly in real time.
Significant Increase in Tire Life
Early data from the Pilot trailers equipped with the dynamic tire system has shown a 51.7% increase in tire life. Based on a trailer expected to travel 2.5 million miles over 20 years, the company is estimating the tire cost at half of the original estimated costs for the life of the trailer without the system. Stay updated on the latest trends in Cost Cutting Strategies in Trucking, check out this link.
Driving the Industry Forward
EnTrans continues to lead the industry with advanced technologies like dynamic tire inflation. This innovative trailer system provides fleets with a significant advantage in today’s evolving transportation landscape—lowering the cost of ownership while enhancing safety, reducing downtime, and maximizing payload. Understand the strategies being employed in Tire Inflation Systems, explore this link.
Discover the Potential of EnTrans’ Smart Trailer Technology
To learn more about EnTrans’ smart trailer technology with dynamic tire inflation and its potential for your fleet, contact your local Heil Trailer or Polar Tank sales representative. For detailed information on Heil Trailer and Polar Tank Trailer Products, check this page and this page respectively.
The Seven Transformative Impacts of Smart Trailer Technology
Smart Trailer Technology, particularly the dynamic tire inflation system developed by EnTrans and Drōv Technologies, is revolutionizing the fleet management industry. Here are seven ways this technology is making a significant impact:
- Enhanced Tire Maintenance: The technology provides real-time monitoring and tire pressure adjustments, taking tire maintenance to a new level of efficiency and precision.
- Optimized Fuel Efficiency: By maintaining proper tire pressure, the system promotes more even tire wear and greater fuel efficiency, leading to cost savings.
- Increased Load Efficiency and Capacity: The system helps increase load efficiency and capacity, which can significantly improve operational productivity.
- Reduced Roadside Failures: By ensuring tires are always at the correct pressure, the technology reduces the potential for roadside failures, enhancing safety and minimizing downtime.
- Real-Time Data Access: The system’s fuel and weight sensors operate in real time on a dashboard, allowing for maximum fuel loading and instant decision-making.
- Integration with Third-Party Solutions: The open “smart trailer” solution allows integration with third-party solutions, providing a comprehensive view of critical safety and maintenance features on a single dashboard.
- Extended Tire Life: Early data shows a significant increase in tire life, with the potential to cut tire costs in half over the lifespan of a trailer.
These transformative impacts highlight the potential of Smart Trailer Technology to drive efficiency, safety, and cost savings in the fleet management industry.
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