SkyBitz®, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, and PSI, the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems, today announced a strategic collaboration resulting in an integrated trailer solution. Joint customers will be provided with integrated tire inflation data alongside asset information for managing their fleets. Tires are the top maintenance cost for fleets and tire under-inflation is the biggest issue affecting tires. Now with the ability to monitor tire pressure events and trailer location in real-time, customers can benefit from various maintenance improvements such as minimizing tire related roadside service calls, improving fuel economy, and reducing early tire removal due to irregular wear.
“Trailer tires historically have the poorest air pressure on an 18-wheeler. By providing tire fault alerts into SkyBitz’s system, customers can monitor tire pressure in real-time and avoid costly roadside breakdowns,” said Al Cohn, Director, New Market Development & Engineering Support, PSI. “We are excited to work alongside SkyBitz to help solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges.”
Through this new partnership, enhanced tire status and asset information from PSI and SkyBitz will be delivered through SkyBitz InSight, a Web application that provides a complete, real-time view of assets and cargo status and location information. Both the driver and the dispatcher will get real-time notifications if there is a tire system fault. Having this information allows for better maintenance of tire wear and ensures that the tire is taken care of the next time the trailer is taken into the shop for maintenance. Dispatchers can benefit from this information by helping them find and direct drivers to their company’s preferred maintenance shop in closest proximity to the affected trailer, resulting in cost savings.
“We are pleased to add more value and a higher level of service through our integrated solution for customers,” said Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SkyBitz. “Together, SkyBitz and PSI solutions now allow our mutual customers to closely monitor their trailer tires for optimized maintenance as part of our overall comprehensive asset management solution.”
To offer more about the integrated solution, SkyBitz and PSI will be holding a joint press conference later today during the 2015 TMC Annual Meeting, in Nashville, TN. The press conference will be held in room 205A from 4-4:30pm. For those not attending the 2015 TMC Annual Meeting, additional information can be found at: www.skybitz.com/tires.
About Pressure Systems International
Pressure Systems International is the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems and markets and sells its products in North America through Meritor as the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. PSI has also opened markets in 44 countries and is currently exporting to China, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation, is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, and in providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 800 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz InSight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and requires no software downloads.