Simple Bluetooth Technology Solving TPMS Complexity

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Complexity

Tire Pressure Can Have a Significant Impact on the Financial Health and Safety of Your Fleet

Properly inflated tires are essential for vehicle safety. Monitoring tire pressure allows fleet managers to ensure that all tires are within the recommended pressure range. Underinflated tires can lead to reduced traction, longer stopping distances, and an increased risk of skidding or hydroplaning. Overinflated tires, on the other hand, can result in reduced stability, uneven tire wear, and potential blowouts. By monitoring tire pressure, fleet managers can proactively address any deviations, minimizing the risk of accidents and promoting safer driving conditions.

Tire inflation problems are all too common. The CVSA reports that tire related violations accounted for 18.5% of all out of service violations found during its 2022 International Roadcheck. The NACFE cites one study that claims over 50% of heavy commercial vehicles tires are not inflated within 5 psi of target pressure.

Take a look at these other eye-popping stats:

TPMS Complexity Stats

Is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System the Answer?

A TPMS (Tire Pressure Management System) solution is designed to address the challenges above by ensuring proper tire inflation to avoid costly violations and potentially save thousands of dollars in fuel costs each year. A TPMS also has the ability to inform drivers of inflation issues before tires blow out or exhibit other safety issues, which can help to prevent accidents and reduce downtime.

New Bluetooth Technology Changing the TPMS Game

New technology is addressing the TPMS installation complexity and costs. With the introduction of Bluetooth valve stem sensors, a technical installation is replaced by a simple setup routine:

  • Screw on the sensors
  • Pair with the tire

Better yet, there is no separate and expensive receiver to install in the cab. Instead, tire pressure alerts and values, for both trucks and trailers, are sent simultaneously to the cloud and ELD tablet.

When integrated with ELD, the tablet will display real-time tire pressure for each tire and will alert drivers if the pressure exceeds a certain limit. The driver can use the TPMS data to identify and address serious tire problems before they happen.

By providing real-time monitoring of tire pressure and temperature, TPMS is an essential tool for heavy duty truck operators who want to ensure the safety, performance, and efficiency of their fleet. With the arrival of new Bluetooth based TPMS technology, implementation is simplified, and costs are reduced bringing about an even faster payback on this investment.

Are you ready to learn more about how TPMS can help your fleet operations? Reach out to our knowledgeable sales team for more information.

Simplify Your Waste Management Processes with Bluetooth Tags

Simplify Your Waste Management Processes

Track Your Waste Bins with Efficiency

Waste companies are responsible for managing the collection and disposal of waste from homes, businesses, and other public spaces. To be effective, they need to keep track of hundreds or thousands of waste bins, which can be a complex and time-consuming process. This is where Bluetooth tags come in — they offer an efficient and cost-effective solution for tracking bins, improving the waste management process in several ways.

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Provide Accurate Location
  Bluetooth tags can provide the location data of where each bin was dropped off to enable waste companies to monitor bin locations better. Using Bluetooth tags instead of current manual processes, waste companies can effectively address the logistical challenges of managing bins throughout the waste company’s territory.
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Prevent Service and Billing Issues
  Trucks equipped with a telematics device or a tablet that supports Bluetooth will not only automatically record the location of where the bin was dropped but also record the date and time to provide an accurate record of when a service was provided. This empowers waste companies in cases where there are disputes over when a service was performed or when a customer disputes a bill. In addition, if the date and time stamp are linked to a billing system, this data can be used to automate billing processes, reducing the time and effort required to generate invoices.
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  One of the biggest advantages of Bluetooth tags compared to other tracking technologies, such as GPS, is that they are very cost-effective. Not only are they relatively inexpensive to install and maintain, tags require little in the way of additional equipment or infrastructure. Typically, you will find Bluetooth tags priced at about a third of the price of GPS tracking solutions.
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Small, Easy to Install Devices
  Finally, Bluetooth tags require less power and use smaller batteries as compared to GPS trackers, making them much smaller. You can now find Bluetooth tags as small as the diameter of a quarter with the ability to last five years! Because they are so small, tags are easier to attach, are more discreet, and won’t protrude beyond bin framing.

Bluetooth tags are a valuable tool for waste management companies, allowing them to improve operations, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. By using Bluetooth tags, waste management companies can ensure that their operations are running smoothly and meeting the needs of their customers while improving their operational efficiency.

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