Mar 21 2017 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Telematics are a must for your trailer
Telematics are a must for your trailer

As a fleet manager endeavouring “to keep up with the Joneses,” your rivals in the commercial transport world, you are likely to have purchased or considered purchasing telematics technology for your trailer fleet. Telematics: fast-growing adoption Growth predictions in the telematics/fleet management systems market suggest that many fleet managers will invest in telematics over the next few years. In 2016 research consultancy Berg Insight predicted that the number of fleet management systems in active use in Europe would grow at …

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Mar 09 2017 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Save money with our Tire Pressure Monitor System on your trailers
Save money with our Tire Press Monitor System on your trailers

Tires play a significant role in the lives of your trailers. Managing your tires smartly can generate substantial fuel economy and other cost savings for your fleet. Moreover, monitoring your trailer tires can now be done remotely thanks to Trailermatics’s Tire Pressure Monitor System. Influences on fleet fuel economy There are several factors that can influence fleet fuel economy including: Vehicle, engine and accessory design and maintenance. A vehicle’s aerodynamics and its travelling speed have a large effect. Aerodynamic drag increases …

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Feb 28 2017 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Truck platooning and telematics
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If C.W McCall had written the famous country and western song “Convoy” about trucking in 2017 rather than in 1975, he might have called it “Platoon” instead. A “platoon” of trucks is a convoy of semi-autonomous trucks linked by smart technology. The concept has prompted government and industry initiatives to turn it into standard practice. Truck platooning holds great promise. Today’s technology including telematics make platooning technically possible but there are obstacles to be overcome.   What is “platooning”? Sometimes referred …

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Feb 10 2017 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Cargo theft trends 2017 and how to handle them
Cargo theft trends 2017 and how to handle them

The increasing flow of cargo theft news suggests that this crime will rise in 2017. What can trailer fleet managers do to safeguard their fleets? The cost of theft in Europe A 2016 report, BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions, estimated that $23 billion was lost due to cargo theft worldwide in 2015 from a variety of supply chain threats, predominantly driven by security concerns. Along with Brazil and Venezuela, BSI identified Germany as a new hotspot for cargo theft …

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Jan 24 2017 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on The extras you get when investing in Trailermatics
The extras you get when investing in Trailermatics

Invest in Trailermatics technology; it will give you all the extras you need to achieve the fleet manager’s ‘nirvana’ as often as possible. This ‘nirvana’ is a world in which you can follow your trailer fleet delivering goods to destinations across Europe with a maximum time on the road. Your trailers experience minimum downtime except for important scheduled maintenance. Your drivers are taking the most fuel-efficient routes. They are confident and relaxed, knowing that their trailers and cargo will be …

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Jan 10 2017 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Join the revolution: trailer telematics works for 5 or 500 trailers
Join the revolution: trailer telematics works for 5 or 500 trailers

Sometimes a smaller transport company can feel that the gap between it and its larger competitors is too large to close. The latter appear to enjoy advantages that seem out of reach. Fortunately, this is not the case with Trailermatics’ trailer telematics. Using the Internet of Things (“IoT”), trailer telematics is a game changer. Forward-thinking fleet managers whether running 5 or 500 trailers can now equally enjoy the benefits. One licence per trailer The Trailermatics trailer telematics solution is sold …

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Dec 22 2016 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Trailer telematics is your key to a new future
Change is not always easy to follow. What direction should you go and how must you avoid the always present hurdles that make you lose time and money? Many b2b prophets offer plans, products and services; driven by change and innovation, trying to sell you their latest software or application. If you look at the bigger picture, you can see that one fact is clear: Transport and Logistics is becoming a disruptive industry, thanks to the digital revolution. The uprise of consumers that demand a superfast delivery has made the volume of goods very unpredictable. In fact, you’ll never know what tomorrow will bring. It is uncertain if you will find a new cargo for the trailer that just arrived in another city or country. In the worst case scenario, you will have an empty trailer driving back to your depot and that is more than a waste of money. An empty trailer is also less steady on the road. Think about the extra risk you take if your driver drives an empty trailer home. In every way, it is better to have a fully loaded trailer. Digital freight platforms Thanks to the IoT (Internet of Things) you can connect your empty trailer with people that have freight for you, waiting to be transported. Digital freight platforms are the latest disruptive change for transport and logistic managers. But also a good one, because now you can log-in and bid on freight jobs. If you’re price is right, you can book the trip and steer trailer and truck to the pick-up point. This maybe all sounds too good to be true, but it will become the new standard very soon. The only thing you have to do (besides delivering on time) is to have all technical elements in place to play a role in this new game. Once you are on the digital freight platform, you must be able to locate and connect your trailer to the nearest pick-up point. This is where trailer telematics has become essential. Telematics as data driver A telematics device like the DG400 on your trailer has grown from a technical gadget to a serious data driver that can boost your business. Novacom Europe has been developing trailer telematics for many years and is the multiple Award winning solution to get the best out of the digital revolution. Make the connection with the near future and bring your trailers up to date with the latest and the best trailer telematics solution; Trailermatics. It is not important what brand of trailer you have; any brand will do as Trailermatics is brand neutral and can be installed on any brand or type of trailer. Plus our software can import or merge any existing software you are currently using. Merge data Trailermatics can collect and merge information from any other connectable device (like most of the reefers engines). With Trailermatics from Novacom, you have the ideal platform to oversee and manage all data to or from other telematics providers. That makes us also the perfect partner to integrate trailer telematics with existing truck telematics. At Novacom, we think about solutions to keep you going! The multiple Award-winning GPS Trailer Tracking Solution Novacom Trailermatics was awarded in 2011 and 2015 with the prestigious Frost & Sullivan ‘Customer Value Leadership Award’ for the European connected trailer industry. If you want to do business with the best GPS Trailer Tracking solution available on the market, connect with us via e-mail to set up an introductory meeting and a demo: novacom@trailermatics.com Trailermatics by Novacom Europe is powered by Novacom Services

Change is not always easy to follow. What direction should you go and how must you avoid the always present hurdles that make you lose time and money? Many b2b prophets offer plans, products and services; driven by change and innovation, trying to sell you their latest software or application. If you look at the bigger picture, you can see that one fact is clear: Transport and Logistics is becoming a disruptive industry, thanks to the digital revolution. The uprise …

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Dec 16 2016 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Novacom makes Santa happy with Trailermatics
Novacom makes Santa happy with Trailermatics

Santa and his elves have quite an impressive fleet to manage during the holiday season. Reindeers and sleighs are packed with gifts, all driving through windy, snowy weather conditions. Sometimes it is hard to see where the roads even are! What we don’t know is that before delivery times at Christmas time, Santa and his elves are also busy ‘driving’ around the globe, collecting gifts and presents for children and their parents. Santa’s goal is ultimate to give everybody a …

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Dec 05 2016 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Arthur Welter Transports enables all trailers with Trailermatics
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With an impressive fleet of some 800 assets, Arthur Welter is a well-known brand on the European roads. The transport company was founded in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. Welter. Arthur Welter is the only Luxembourg transport company of this size that is entirely family-owned. For Novacom Europe, the Arthur Welter Transport company is a perfect example how Trailermatics can benefit daily operations at an international operating transport company. Arthur Welter has own branches in Luxembourg, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, …

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Nov 29 2016 GPS Trailer Tracking Transport News Comments Off on Why Trailermatics should be on your ‘things to do’ list
Why Trailermatics should be on your ‘things to do’ list.

With the holiday season coming up, many transport companies will have their hands and their trailers full. For fleet managers who like to organise their trailer fleet in a more efficient way, the help of a trailer telematics solution is evident. When Trailermatics is installed on a trailer, a new world opens up. A world that is filled with valuable data about your trailer and its cargo. Internet of Things Thanks to the ‘Internet of things’ we are able to …

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