Integration allows carriers to monitor drivers, trucks, trailers and all other assets on one single platform – to further boost productivity
Fleet management expert Transics collaborates with Cargobull Telematics, part of trailer builder Schmitz Cargobull, to integrate information from the Cargobull trailer telematics into the 9.0 release of Transics` popular TX-CONNECT back office platform. Thanks to the integration, carriers will now be able to track the location, status and temperature conditions of trailers, monitored by a Cargobull Telematics unit, in their trusted TX-CONNECT interface. Transics and Cargobull are glad their cooperation will help joint customers deploy their fleet management solutions to the max and, consequently, boost productivity.
With yearly trailer shipments exceeding 60,000 units and revenues up to €2 billion, Schmitz Cargobull is the leading European manufacturer of trailers and semi-trailers for commercial vehicles. The telematics solutions developed by its subsidiary Cargobull Telematics offer real-time trailer monitoring services – from status and location through to temperature control.
One single interface
By integrating the Cargobull telematics system into the new TX-CONNECT 9.0 back office software, Cargobull and Transics allow freight planners, dispatchers, management and everyone concerned in the back office to remotely gain insight into assets, vehicles as well as trailers on a single platform. In their TX-CONNECT interface, they will get access to details on the real-time as well as historical position and status of Cargobull trailers. In addition, real-time information will be available on the conditions in the refrigeration unit and the predefined set points of the cooling unit. If there is a fluctuation from the specified temperature, they will immediately get an alarm. On top of that, the information gathered by the Cargobull telematics unit will also be processed by TX-CONNECT’s reporting modules and included in temperature reports, which carriers can offer their clients as a value-added service.
Genuine market interest
Transics and Cargobull have been partnering for some time to combine their fleet management expertise into perfectly integrated solutions. TX-CONNECT 9.0 brings their partnership to a new level. Both companies are delighted with the result. “We have really experienced strong demand, from joint customers, for a solution that integrates the follow-up of trucks as well as trailers. So I am thrilled with this launch. I am confident it will really help our clients maximise their investments in fleet management,” said Karl Heinz Neu, Managing Director of Cargobull Telematics.
Based on customer feedback
“Just like Transics, Schmitz Cargobull is constantly looking for solutions that help their customers optimise fleet management and raise productivity,” added Walter Mastelinck, Transics’ CEO. “So it was a pleasure to work with them on this new feature which, no doubt, will meet customer needs. In fact, this is just one of the many examples of our customer-driven development. TX-CONNECT 9.0 successfully integrates plenty of new features that were developed based on user feedback.”
Transics experts will be available at IAA in Hannover from September 20th to 27th next (stand number D65, hall 25) to give a demo of the new TX-CONNECT 9.0 and answer all questions on Transics’ solutions.
Cargobull Telematics GmbH, the trailer telematics subsidiary of Schmitz Cargobull AG, develops and markets cutting-edge telemetry systems for the remote monitoring of trailer status, location and temperature. Cargobull Telematics is headquartered in Münster, Germany. www.cargobull.com
Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its market. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.