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Q. What trends and challenges are evolving in the trailer telematics market?

A. Our research indicates that fleets would find value in monitoring trailer components like tire pressure, wheel-end temperature, and brake component wear, among others. Though the opportunities for data collection seem endless, resources are not. At the top of the list of fleets’ concerns is understanding who will manage this new influx of data.

In the absence of additional resources at the fleet level to turn data into meaningful action, telematics presents a challenge. In an industry where technician shortages are rampant, adding workload to fleets whose resources are already spread thin seems like an unlikely path. Instead, fleets are inquiring about outsourcing the data management function to help ease the labor burden and justify the use of sensing technologies.

Another emerging trend in the world of telematics is the need for on-demand information. The days of intermittent information downloads are falling by the wayside as fleets express the importance of access to real-time data as part of their predictive maintenance strategy. This urgency for real-time updates brings about other lingering questions like what types of data should be collected; who owns the data; and what is the most efficient way to collect, store and transmit data.

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Answered by : Omar Fernandez

Marketing Director, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems


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