Regarding the ever expanding world of commercial trucking telematics, PSI states “telematics now present fleets with tremendous opportunities to reduce costs through cost mitigation, preventative/predictive maintenance as well as the ability to analyze data to fine tune maintenance practices. The costs associated with obtaining the data is decreasing from early on and with the various types of data available increasing, developing an ROI that the fleet CFO supports is becoming easier.”
The company adds, “Events such as a tire taking air, the notification of low tire pressure or excessive temperature are now readily available for transmission back to operations, bypassing the driver. Unless you are an owner-operator, most fleets agree that relying on the driver to pass along ‘events’ is less than desirable. The value of having this information in the fleet manager’s hand before the driver drops the unit off at the garage is significant.”
From there, PSI goes on to provide guidance on why end users should set up technology to update their terminals and service providers of vehicle maintenance issues when they arise.
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