Mobile Awareness Optimizes Asset Management by Tracking Truck Tire Data

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 10, 2015
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SOLON, OH: Commercial vehicle safety products provider, Mobile Awareness has recently come up with its advanced commercial tire monitoring and tracking system. This unique system is especially designed for monitoring large semi trucks, where its MobileTRAQ system collects and processes tire pressure and tire temperature information along with the truck’s GPS location..

For using this commercial tire tracking system the user has to  begin with installing the TireStat, a triple-mount sensor that can be screwed onto valve stems, mounted inside the tire, or attached directly to the inside of the tire. Being RFID enabled, the TPMS sensors allow for easy documentation and tracking throughout the service life of the tire.

When put into use, these TireStat sensors can track changes in pressure and temperature with sensitivity of a tenth of a percent (0.1%). The signals taken are relayed to the MobileTRAQ Que or Vue unit, in order to process and store the data before it is sent to the cloud for real time monitoring. Text intimation is also sent to the fleet manager in case of an imbalance in pressure or temperature thereby averting the cases of tire failure by deploying corrective procedures.

Trucks and trailers laced with MobileTRAQ Que units enable better fleet management with constant access to the tire pressure and GPS location of each asset. This proves its efficacy in cases of unattended trailers, which have already finished their rounds for the time being. Cases of slow leaks, which are prone to go un-noticed due to it being stationary, are also reported and additionally, both warnings and alarms can be remotely configured on any asset for tire pressure and tire temperature.

This data collected can be used in evaluating different tire brands and accordingly speculate the maintenance needs. It can be subjected to various comparisons between different routes, drivers, maintenance schedules, and other variables can also be analyzed. Along with promising an improved CSA rating and higher fuel efficiency, this tire pressure monitoring system averts blowouts that lead to shipping delays and highway accidents.

Mobile Awareness CEO Gary Rothstein asserts his point on safety quoting, “The whole premise behind developing MobileTRAQ was to address the second highest fleet maintenance expense, tire management, with a complete and cost-effective turnkey solution.”