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Speed, Savings, Flexibility: Unlock Pedigree and Tranztec Partnership Benefits

A new partnership between Pedigree Technologies and Tranztec allows motor carriers to deploy integrated fleet management systems with greater speed and automation at a lower cost.

Pedigree’s OneView fleet management platform integrates quickly and cost-effectively with leading transportation management systems (TMS) using Tranztec’s cloud-based middleware solution.

This article explores this partnership’s immediate and future benefits, such as enabling your truck and trailer telematics data to move faster and cleaner between equipment assets, drivers, and office systems.

Getting to Know Tranztec

Tranztec Solutions is a Perrysburg, Ohio-based transportation and logistics software provider. Its cloud-based integration platform seamlessly connects TMS solutions with a wide range of fleet management technologies, from ELDs to fuel and fleet payment systems.

The Tranztec platform has over 150 pre-built connectors that map and normalize data exchanges between ELD telematics systems like Pedigree’s OneView and TMS systems from McLeod and Trimble. Technology companies that leverage Tranztec’s middleware platform can quickly and affordably deliver integrated solutions to fleets that solve complex industry challenges.

Be the First in Line

When evaluating new technology, fleets often ask, “Will this solution integrate with my TMS?” If the integration is unavailable today, fleets are left with two bad choices: 1) Limited options, or 2) Waiting for a TMS provider to deliver an integration.

Tranztec’s middleware solution puts you immediately at the front of the line. The pre-built integrations allow you to capitalize on cutting-edge technology quickly and affordably.

The platform gets real-time asset locations, driver hours, and other important details from Pedigree’s OneView platform flowing directly into your TMS. Likewise, data from your TMS, such as dispatch assignments and messages, flow bi-directionally to OneView’s mobile driver application.

Pedigree’s integrated ELD and telematics solution allows users on the frontlines and in the C-suite to work from their native TMS to maximize efficiency and make better decisions, avoiding the time-wasting exercise of toggling between screens.

Access the Ecosystem

Besides enjoying cost and speed advantages, fleets benefit from the Tranztec partnership by accessing an integrated solution ecosystem to support their evolving needs. Fleets can add more capabilities quickly and affordably to their TMS, such as tools from Pedigree Technologies, like Dash Cameras, to increase operational visibility and real-time alerting.

When fleets do not use a middleware solution, the integrations between their TMS and fleet management systems are proprietary connections. The integrations cannot be re-used if you decide to switch your TMS platform or change your ELD or trailer tracking system, for example. With the Tranztec platform, all your connections are portable, giving you full control over your data and technology.

By leveraging Tranztec’s integration platform, Pedigree offers faster, more seamless deployment of smart truck and trailer technology solutions to increase your operational speed and flexibility, keeping you ahead in this fast-paced industry. The partnership also streamlines your access to other integrated fleet management solutions.

Let’s talk if you have further questions about this partnership’s cost and time-saving advantages.

Efficient Fleet Management with Cost-Effective Smart Trailer Solutions

Get the most out of your trailer tracking solution

Empowering Fleet Managers with Simplified Installation and Advanced Insights for Optimal Trailer Tracking

Smart trailer solutions have become increasingly popular in recent years, as fleet operators look for ways to improve efficiency, safety, and compliance in their transportation operations. However, some fleet managers may hesitate to invest in these solutions, citing concerns about the cost and complexity of implementing them. Pedigree Technologies has implemented smart trailer applications that are easy to install and provide all the benefits of using technology to manage trailers and fleets without the expensive price tag.

First, it is important to understand what a smart trailer solution is, how it works, and the benefits. These solutions typically include a variety of sensors, communication technologies, and computing systems that collect and analyze data about the trailer and the cargo it carries.

The value of this data lies in the insights it can provide to fleet managers and logistics companies. By analyzing this data, operators can identify opportunities to optimize their operations, reduce costs, and improve the safety and security of their transportation operations.

However, the cost and complexity of implementing a traditional trailer tracking solution can be a barrier to adoption for some companies. Depending on the specific solution, it may require significant investment in hardware, software, and other infrastructure. It may also require significant time and effort to install and integrate with existing systems.

Pedigree Technologies’ solution is Bluetooth sensors along with low-cost, solar GPS gateways, which significantly improves the costs and minimizes the installation complexity in smart trailer applications. Trailers equipped with these smart trailer solutions transmit data to the cloud, which is then relayed to the OneView platform. This cutting-edge technology empowers fleet managers to track not only the location of their trailers but sensors placed both within and around the trailer providing a constant flow of other vital fleet information, helping them make better, more-informed business decisions.

Solutions That Make Up a Smart Trailer

How can a SmartTruck solution help your company operate at a more efficient level?

Accurate location of trailers is collected through asset trackers, whether in motion on the road or stationary in a yard or job site. Geofencing locations can be set up to send alerts if trailers leave or enter a certain area providing insight into asset utilization and preventing thefts.

These sensors play a pivotal role in monitoring the well-being of sensitive cargo within the trailer. Any deviations from the predefined range are recorded and presented to fleet managers.

Notifications are sent to drivers and fleet managers when a trailer door is opened, enhancing cargo security and protection against theft. Detailed information, including the duration of door openings, is available to fleet managers.

This feature is crucial for fleet management. By monitoring tire air pressure, extends tire lifespan, prevents blowouts, and reduces fuel expenses. Through Bluetooth sensors, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) automatically alerts both drivers and fleet managers if the pressure falls below the preset threshold.

This advanced Bluetooth technology promptly notifies the driver and fleet manager about potential wheel overheating, which could lead to fires, cargo and trailer damage, and risk to lives. This early warning allows drivers to pull over and prevent incidents.

Pedigree Technologies’ Bluetooth sensors and solar gateways have upped the game for smart trailers by significantly improving costs and minimizing installation complexity in trailer-tracking applications. While traditional methods of smart trailer tracking can be costly and hard to install, don’t let that alone keep you from exploring a more agile and cost-effective approach.

Interested in learning more? Contact Pedigree Technologies to discuss your needs and we’ll determine if our truly “smart” trailer tracking solution is right for you.

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Upcoming CVSA Roadcheck 2023 to Focus on ABS and Cargo Securement

Helpful Tips on Brake Safety and Cargo Securement to Help Prepare You for CVSA Roadcheck

The CVSA Roadcheck is an annual three-day event conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in which law enforcement agencies across North America conduct intensive inspections of commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, to promote safety in the commercial motor vehicle industry.

This year the roadcheck is scheduled to take place from May 16-18 and will focus on ABS braking systems and cargo securement. Last year brake systems accounted for 25%, and cargo securement accounted for 11%, of out-of-service violations.

Want to pass your inspections? Here are some tips to keep your fleet in safe working order.


By performing a pre-trip inspection, drivers can visually inspect the brake system for pressure loss from air leaks and chafed air hoses. The driver should also listen for any unusual sounds when applying the brakes.

A trained technician can inspect the brake components visually to look for signs of wear or damage. Inspection can include checking the brake pads or shoes, drums or rotors, calipers or wheel cylinders, brake lines, and other components.

Electronic Monitoring:
Many modern heavy-duty trucks come equipped with electronic brake monitoring systems, which can provide real-time data on the condition of the brakes. New after-market solutions using Bluetooth sensors that tie into ELD tablets, warn drivers of brake, tire, and hub line pressure issues before they become more serious and costly to repair.

Cargo Securement

Use the Right Equipment:
Use appropriate tie-downs, straps, chains, and other equipment that meet or exceed the weight and size requirements of the transported cargo. See FMCSA guidelines.

Distribute Weight Evenly:
Ensure that the weight of the cargo is evenly distributed and centered over the axles to maintain stability and prevent shifting during transit.

Secure Heavy Items First:
Secure heavy items first and then work towards lighter items. This can help ensure that the heavy items are secure and not shifting during transit.

Know the Regulations:
Understand the federal, state, and local regulations regarding cargo securement. For permitted loads, ensure your driver has access to the correct permits via paper or a digital library.

Use Blocking and Bracing:
Use blocking and bracing materials to prevent cargo from shifting or tipping during transit. Materials such as wood blocks or dunnage can be used to fill gaps and provide additional support.

Check Frequently:
Inspections are required (FMCSA §392.9) within the first 50 miles after loading and then every 150 miles, 3 hours, or at a duty change, whichever comes first.

Check Before You Go:
Check all tie-downs, straps, chains, anchor points, and other equipment for wear, damage, and proper tension before starting a trip.

Secure Cargo from All Sides:
Use multiple tie-downs and straps to secure cargo from all sides, including the front, back, and sides of the cargo.

Roadcheck helps the CVSA to identify safety trends and areas for improvement in the industry. The data collected during the event is used to develop safety programs and initiatives to address safety concerns and reduce the number of crashes involving commercial vehicles. To be further prepared for this event, you can find detailed brake and cargo securement safety guides from CSVA.

Contact Pedigree Technologies to learn more about our fleet safety and management solutions today!