Making Trailer Fleet Smarter with IoT Technology

The ATLAS Smart Trailer Solution is a revolutionary vehicle and trailer technology innovation that can take fleet management to new heights.

Making Trailer Fleet Smarter with IoT Technology

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Equipped with cutting-edge features, such as state-of-the-art TPMS and the ability to integrate with OEM and after-market systems, this solution gives commercial vehicles a significant advantage over the competition, irrespective of size.

ATLAS provides unparalleled efficiency, safety, and performance in fleet management operations, making it the industry’s future.

One of the most remarkable features of the ATLAS Smart Trailer TPMS solution is its ability to transform the commercial fleet landscape worldwide. With the integration of advanced digital capabilities and IoT technology, this solution provides fleet operators valuable insights into the health and status of their trailers and cargo.

A smart trailer refers to a standard trailer, which can be refrigerated, dry, or flatbed, with advanced digital capabilities due to the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This technology provides crucial information on the condition of the trailer and its cargo.

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Despite the crucial role played by the trailer in the transportation process, it has been overlooked in the evolving haulage industry.

However, with more than 10 million trailers in Europe alone, these "boxes on wheels" form an essential component of any fleet. Surprisingly, only 8% of these trailers incorporate any form of telematics, even though tire breakdowns in trailers constitute 70% of breakdowns.

Integrating connectivity into a trailer presents a significant challenge because it spends considerable time uncoupled and unpowered. However, this challenge provides an opportunity to obtain valuable data from the trailer's sensors, which can provide insights into safety measures and preventative maintenance.

  • The value of this insightful data cannot be overstated. It provides the knowledge necessary to take action and drive fleet efficiency, whether through preventative maintenance or safety-related measures. Turning a trailer into a Smart Trailer can include the traditional “box on wheels” in any fleet digitalization plans. Fleets can maximize their efficiency and productivity while minimizing downtime and maintenance.

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  • ATLAS by Tough Tech is a unique and powerful TPMS telematics gateway that combines data collections from many sensor inputs within a trailer. The ATLAS system has tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) at the core of the solution, with the addition of many other trailer-related applications and features. The hardware is tightly coupled with a user-friendly web application (ATLAS Insight), making it easy to identify and action problems quickly, and a Mobile App that provides valuable insight on the go.

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  • The ATLAS Smart Trailer possesses a critical feature in its ability to monitor tire pressure even when the trailer is unpowered and uncoupled. This functionality is made possible through an independent rechargeable power source that enables the TPMS to remain operational even when the trailer is not connected to a prime mover. This feature allows fleet operators to keep track of their trailer's location and tire status remotely at any time, making it an essential tool at the start of each working day.

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  • Another noteworthy feature of the ATLAS Smart Trailer is its straightforward "drop and hook" capability, which enables operators to easily identify and connect the TPMS to both the tractor unit and the trailer. This feature enables fleet operators to quickly and effortlessly switch trailers as needed, without connecting and configuring the TPMS every time.

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  • The ATLAS Smart Trailer provides 24/7 security, tracking, and location services, even when the trailer is unpowered and uncoupled. This feature enables fleet operators to monitor their trailers continuously and respond promptly in case of theft or other security issues.

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  • The ATLAS Smart Trailer is equipped with a remarkable early warning system known as 'ATLAS Connected Wheel Loss', which provides a unique feature to alert fleet operators of potential wheel loss on both the trailer and the tractor unit. This feature helps prevent accidents and cargo damage by detecting wheel loss before it happens.

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  • The ATLAS Smart Trailer includes a hub temperature monitoring system that can help prevent trailer fires caused by overheated wheel hubs by alerting operators of any potential issues before they escalate. This crucial safety feature is essential in protecting both the trailer and its cargo.

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  • The ATLAS Smart Trailer is designed with two CANbus interfaces catering to OEM and aftermarket requirements. This feature allows OEMs and fleet operators to quickly and easily integrate multiple sensors and configure the system to meet their needs. 

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The ATLAS Smart Trailer technology is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing fleet telematic providers and systems, allowing users to enhance their operations. The ATLAS technical team can collaborate with users and integrate with most telematic systems currently available.

The ATLAS Smart Trailer meets the trailer type approval requirements necessary to comply with the ECE R141 regulations issued after July 2022. The TPMS system is also fully compliant with the upcoming regulatory changes, where all new registered trailers must be installed with TPMS from July 2024.

The introduction of the ATLAS Smart Trailer TPMS represents a significant technical advancement that will revolutionize fleet operations.

The ATLAS solution is an ideal choice for fleet operators seeking to optimize their efficiency and safety. This advanced digital platform features integrated IoT technology and offers unparalleled insight into the condition of trailers and cargo.  

The solution is easy to install and use, and it is available at an affordable price point, ensuring accessibility for fleets of all sizes.

As a team dedicated to Vehicle IoT innovation, Tough Tech is committed to enhancing the overall performance of commercial vehicles. Its innovative approach and expertise have led to the creation of cutting-edge technologies that can significantly impact the operations of its customers, empowering them to achieve their goals and remain competitive in the industry.

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