Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, has launched Webfleet Trailer, a dedicated high-end trailer management solution designed to support transport and logistics companies with trailer fleets operating long haul.
Webfleet Trailer is described as a proactive monitoring and reporting tool fully integrated into the Webfleet telematics platform, giving fleet operators a one-platform-solution for both their fleet vehicles and trailers. It connects to all leading Electronic Braking Systems (EBS).
By monitoring the trailer’s health via EBS connectivity to trailer fault systems, such as braking and stability, the solution is said to help improve safety and security.
With real-time visibility of load data, it also helps fleet managers with compliance for permissible cargo weight and reduces the rollover risk from overloading.
Thanks to actionable insights, such as load status, fleet operators can improve trailer utilisation and limit empty runs.
Webfleet Trailer also reduces the risk of breakdowns and disruption to schedules by detecting tyre issues early. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)-equipped trailers have access to live and historical data with notifications of abnormal tyre pressure or temperature.
Collecting tyre pressure information can help extend tyre life, improving fuel consumption and limiting CO2 emissions.
By flagging trailer malfunctions and maintenance tasks, the trailer solution helps businesses save costs through downtime reduction, while extending the trailer’s life with dynamic, proactive maintenance, according to Webfleet.