Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT), a strategic business unit of Phillips Industries, announced on Oct. 2 it has partnered with Pressure Systems International (PSI) to provide telematics solutions for PSI’s Automatic Tire Inflation System and TireView™ products.
This combined solution offers a first-of-its-kind capability to remotely pre-check the lights and tires on a parked trailer or chassis. This avoids the potential for dry runs before a tractor arrives, saving fuel and driver hours.
“The ability to proactively pre-check the status of a transportation asset remotely from any device connected to the internet is an absolute game-changer in terms of operational efficiency,” said Cliff Creech, business development manager intermodal for PCT.
Phillips Connect Technologies provides telematics solutions for trailers, chassis, and containers that add fully integrated cargo and health monitoring (lights, brakes, and tires) to real-time GPS tracking. These telematics solutions give fleet managers the information they need to turn their assets faster and maximize driver productivity.
Pressure Systems International is the global leader in automatic tire inflation for trailers. Earlier this year, it also announced the addition of TireView tire pressure and temperature monitoring (TPMS) for all vehicles, including trucks and tractors. Delivering real-time tire health to a fleet’s operation is critical, instead of waiting for a driver to report an underinflated tire. It provides an operational advantage when planning loads and equipment utilization. Having systems that provide this information on a reliable basis cannot be taken for granted when looking for ways to improve the bottom line.
Phillips Connect Technologies and Pressure Systems International will be exhibiting their products and technologies during The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) being held October 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center & Marriott Marquis. To learn more visit PCT in Booth 3031 and P.S.I. in Booth 2036.
About Pressure Systems International
Pressure Systems International is the global leader in automatic tire inflation systems, tire pressure monitoring systems and related products for commercial trucks and trailers. P.S.I. is a privately held company based in San Antonio, TX, and exports to 45 countries including China, India, South America, Africa, Australia and Europe. P.S.I. is a ISO 9001 Quality Management certified. For more information about Pressure Systems International visit their website www.psitireinflation.com.
About Phillips Connect Technologies
Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) is a stand-alone company within the Phillips Technologies Group portfolio of companies. PCT has developed industrial IoT sensor interface technology that is being widely deployed in the commercial transportation space. These open system platforms consolidate smart components onto one central hub, using one data plan to deliver actionable alerts to the driver, and customizable fleet management dashboards to the fleet’s operations or dispatch teams. The products are designed to improve overall safety and security, reduce costs in fleet maintenance and dramatically enhance fleet asset utilization. Product platforms include TrailerNet™, ContainerNet™, and ChassisNet™. Visit www.phillips-connect.com for more information.
About Phillips Industries
Since 1928, Phillips Industries has been recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including American Trucking Association, SAE, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others. Visit www.phillipsind.com for more information.