5 Top Bluetooth Sensors Optimizing Fleet Data

Bluetooth technology is revolutionizing the way fleets manage their vehicles.

With the help of Bluetooth sensors, trucking operations can monitor their vehicles in real-time, improving efficiency and safety on the road.  With an ELD in the vehicle, the Bluetooth-based alerts can be sent directly to the driver’s tablet. Let’s explore the top Bluetooth sensors used in trucks and trailers.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sensors: TPMS sensors monitor the tire pressure of each tire on a truck or trailer and alert the driver if the pressure falls below a certain level. This helps to prevent tire failure and increase fuel efficiency. Bluetooth TPMS sensors are easy to install and provide real-time monitoring for all the tires.
Tire and Wheel Sensors: By tracking the temperature and vibration of wheel hubs on trucks and trailers, machine learning algorithms can detect damaged or low-pressure tires, bearing wear, brake issues, and wheel imbalance. This information can be used to prevent serious accidents before they happen by providing real-time updates to fleet managers and drivers.
Trailer Monitoring Sensors: Trailer monitoring sensors provide real-time information about the load on a trailer, including weight, temperature, humidity, and doors. This information can be used to optimize the load and prevent overloading, which can cause damage to the trailer and the load.
Fuel Monitoring Sensors: Bluetooth sensors can be a vital part of a fuel monitoring system providing real-time information about the fuel level in a truck or trailer. This information can be used to optimize fuel consumption and reduce waste. Bluetooth fuel monitoring sensors can alert drivers when the fuel level is low or when there is a sudden change in fuel consumption.
Driver Fatigue Sensors: Some driver fatigue sensors use Bluetooth to monitor the driver’s biometric data. This data is used to determine if a driver is becoming fatigued, and if so, an alarm can be triggered to alert the driver to take a break.

Bluetooth sensors play a crucial role in improving the efficiency and safety of heavy-duty trucks and trailers. They are easy to install, making them cost-effective to deploy and use. With real-time monitoring and alerts, drivers and fleets can make informed decisions that can increase profits, reduce costs, and improve safety on the road.

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How Asset Trackers Have Changed for the Better

Asset tracking used on remote equipment has come a long way in the last five years.

How Asset Trackers Have Changed for the Better

With advancements in technology and increased demand, battery-powered asset tracking devices have become more reliable, cost-effective, and user-friendly.

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how battery-powered asset tracking has evolved in the last five years and the impact this has had on businesses and individuals.

Here Are 6 Ways Asset Trackers Have Changed in the Last 5 Years
Increased Battery Life: One of the biggest changes in battery-powered asset tracking over the past five years has been the improvement in battery life. With the development of more efficient power management techniques and the use of low-power components, tracking devices can now operate for longer periods of time on a single battery charge. This has made it possible for businesses to track their assets more effectively and for longer periods of time.
Enhanced Data Collection: Advances in technology have also made it possible to collect more data from battery-powered asset tracking devices. With the ability to collect data on factors such as location, temperature, humidity, and motion, businesses can now monitor the performance of their assets more effectively and make more informed decisions about their use and maintenance.
Bluetooth: Another big change in asset tracking over the past five years has been the integration of Bluetooth receivers into the devices. Many trackers now can receive and relay Bluetooth sensor data from remote equipment within range. This has led to the development of sophisticated software applications to collect and analyze this data, providing organizations with real-time insights into the performance of their assets and nearby equipment.
Improved Connectivity: The widespread availability of low-cost cellular and satellite connectivity has made it easier for businesses to connect asset tracking devices to the internet. This has improved the accuracy and reliability of data collection and has made it possible for businesses to track their assets from anywhere, at any time.
Cost Savings: The combination of increased battery life, decreasing prices, and improved connectivity has made battery-powered asset tracking more cost-effective for businesses.  By reducing the need for frequent battery replacements and improving the quality and price of data collection, businesses afford to track less expensive equipment.
User-Friendly Designs: With the development of smaller and lighter designs, tracking devices are now easier to install and use. Additionally, the rise of mobile applications has made it possible for businesses to monitor their assets from their smartphones and tablets, providing them with real-time insights into the performance of their assets.

In conclusion, battery-powered asset tracking has come a long way in the last five years, providing businesses and individuals with more reliable, cost-effective, and user-friendly solutions for monitoring their assets. With the continued growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the increasing popularity of cloud computing, the technology behind battery-powered asset tracking is sure to continue evolving, providing even more powerful solutions for businesses and individuals.

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Supplementing GPS Trackers with Bluetooth Tags

Bluetooth tags, also known as beacons, are small, low-power devices that use Bluetooth technology to communicate with other devices.

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They are becoming increasingly popular in a variety of industries as a supplement to GPS trackers.  Bluetooth tags are particularly useful for construction companies or any company with a lot of remote assets.

One of the biggest advantages of Bluetooth tags is their ability to pinpoint the location of assets at a fraction of the cost of GPS trackers.  They do not require any additional infrastructure or software to function easing the burden of tracking equipment and attachments in yards or job sites. 

Another advantage of Bluetooth tags is they can be used to augment data on equipment usage, helping companies to make informed decisions about how to improve their operations. For example, usage data might lead to more accurate customer billing or better maintenance scheduling.

Bluetooth tags are also incredibly easy to install and use. They can be attached to assets using industrial tape, adhesive or traditional screws, and the information they collect can be accessed using a smartphone, tablet, or a GPS tracker with built-in Bluetooth. This means that companies can start using Bluetooth tags with minimal setup and training.

Finally, Bluetooth tags are much smaller than GPS trackers making them easier to attach to assets and more discreet.  And they typically have a longer battery life than GPS trackers.  For example, a Bluetooth tag as small as the diameter of a quarter can last 5 years.

Bluetooth tags are not perfect.  Like the consumer devices used to track keys, they do not have a cellular connection and only work in concert with a phone or another GPS device.  But because they are inexpensive, they can complement a mixed-fleet asset management strategy where it’s important to ensure that all assets are being used efficiently and effectively.

Bottom line…Bluetooth tags are better suited for certain asset management applications due to their size, cost, and battery life.

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