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ZF and Thermo King partner on advanced trailer connectivity solutions

ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division has entered a long-term supply agreement with transport temperature control solutions firm Thermo King to offer advanced trailer connectivity solutions.

Through the agreement, ZF will combine its trailer system data with Thermo King’s expertise in transport refrigeration to offer a comprehensive telematics solution covering the complete refrigerated trailer data within one platform.

The new offering will enable customers to remotely monitor both dry and refrigerated fleets operating Thermo King refrigeration units and access all integrated trailer data through the Thermo King TracKing platform.

Thermo King will use ZF’s new SCALAR Fleet Orchestration Platform, throughout its trailer telematic solutions, to import data from ZF and all other makes of trailer-EBS systems and tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).

This new feature will allow Thermo King TracKing customers to leverage multi-brand EBS, odometer, axle-load and TPMS data and further optimise their trailers’ uptime, maintenance and fuel efficiency.

With easy access to comprehensive information about the status of their refrigerated trailers via TracKing, customers will be able to act and react to operate more efficiently, avoid unscheduled downtime, reduce fuel consumption and create more sustainable transport.

This new digital solution will also support fleets in complying with the regulation which requires all new registered trailers to be equipped with TPMS from July 2024.

Photo (L-R): Martijn Maters, Global Alliances and Strategic Initiatives Leader with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division; Hjalmar Van Raemdonck, Head of Digital Systems Solutions with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division; Isil Dedeoglu, Vice President Services and Aftermarket at Thermo King; and Wouter Roels, Business Development Leader at Thermo King.