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Q. How has telematics evolved in the trailer industry?

A. Some compare the current explosion in telematics to the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, which was characterized by advancements in connectivity, widespread adoption of the Internet, and subsequently, an explosion of growth in internet-based companies. Since then, telematics, big data and advancements in connectivity seem to mark the next progression of the Information Age, but just like the internet boom of the nineties, today’s telematics landscape is fluid, vast and rapidly changing.

In the commercial vehicle industry, telematics is not an entirely new concept. Fleets have scratched the surface – most commonly in the form of GPS to help with logistics efficiency and asset tracking. Additionally, tractors are frequently outfitted with technology that monitors everything from tire pressure to drive trains. While most in the trailer industry understand the potential benefits of telematics and its impact on productivity, uptime and predictive maintenance, many fleets are still finding their way through the maze of information tracking, especially when it comes to components on the trailer.

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Answered by : Omar Fernandez

Marketing Director, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems


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