The internet has fundamentally changed customer expectations. As a result, instant information has become the norm. The only way to deliver what your customers want is by fully embracing data-driven fleet operations. And that process starts with Connected Solutions.
With real-time visibility into the whereabouts and status of every asset out on the road.
Is your unit on? What’s the temperature set-point? As any Fleet Manager knows, problems can emerge from even the most basic of reefer operations.
Keep an eye of the real temperature of individual loads in transit, rather than relying on the temperature set-point – to guarantee quality of delivery.
Monitor the current location of your assets at any time to ensure a quick and effective response to any emerging issue.
Rely on effortless compliance and increased security, wherever your fleet is headed.
Use temperature reports and graphs to prove sensitive cargo was maintained at the desired temperature throughout every point in the journey.
With door sensor data available on the Tracking platform, you can record all door openings to keep an eye on temperature and load security.
Track shipment location and condition to know instantly when a delay occurs, and to proactively manage exceptions.
Contribute to your business
success with increased utilization and lower costs.
Keep vehicles operational and earning for longer by combining usage data with proactive maintenance schedules.
Maintain visibility into the way drivers set reefer modes to ensure the most fuel-efficient mode is consistently used when running frozen loads.
Optimize fleet performance by ensuring the right vehicle in the right condition is used for the right load – and delivered via the right routes.
Optimizing vehicle uptime
Every time a vehicle is off the road it’s costing you money. Equally frustrating is the fact that the data is there to give you advance warning of any upcoming problem.
With Connected Solutions and its fleet management tracking system, this information is available in real-time on Thermo King TracKing platform. That means you can spot any potential issue before it develops.
Better still, by monitoring usage and performance, you’ll know the ideal time to bring in vehicles for servicing, thus boosting uptime and increasing the life expectancy of your equipment.
Flawless service planning
Longer equipment life
Agile route planning
Discourage fuel theft
Faster response time
Optimizing fleet performance
Data can be put to work in many different ways. Think alternate route planning in reaction to traffic congestion, implementing more effective driver training, and detecting instances of fuel loss.
But equally Connected Solutions is about helping you become more responsive. To know immediately when a problem occurs, and to gain the visibility needed to initiate an effective response – enabling your wider fleet to keep running while a repair is completed.
Tips and tricks to get the most out of Connected Solutions
Up to 80% fuel savings
For set points lower than -4.5°C, fleets can run in Cycle-Sentry to save fuel, increase engine off hours and extend reefer life.
Extended to your trailers
Trailer Assist – one of the newest additions to Connected Solutions – collects and presents a range of insights relating to a trailer’s operational condition.
Speed up your response time
Monitoring if a reefer unit is down with shutdown alarms, and tracking where the closest back-up trailer is located, can help significantly improve on-time delivery.
Lean fleet management
Monitoring reefer hours is the quickest way to identify both over-utilized and under-utilized reefers, thereby letting you ‘right-size’ your operation.
To improve asset uptime the easiest thing to do is ensure all reefers are alarm free and fueled before starting a trip.
Thanks to the TK Notify app, you can decide which events and alarms trigger a notification – complete with current trailer and cargo information.
Available to all
The TK BlueBox is factory fitted in all Thermo King SLXi and A-Series units and available as an option (factory fitted or aftermarket) for truck units.
Cover all your bases
Using temperature reports and graphs, you can prove the trailer was pre-cooled at the time of loading to the desired temperature.
Round up a wide range of applications
There are plenty of dedicated Connected Solutions-modules that you can integrate and activate seamlessly – each with their own set of benefits.
As technology keeps changing, our offering of available modules does too. Consult the up-to-date list of available Connected Solutions-modules at europe.thermoking.com/telematics
Stay on track with TracKing
TracKing is a GPRS/GPS temperature and asset management system that gives you end-to-end visibility on different platforms. This technology delivers real-time and historical temperature data alongside fleet information – all to help you increase fleet efficiency and reduce the potential for cargo loss.
Maintain high cargo safety standards and ensure on-time delivery
Eliminate unscheduled breakdowns and improve maintenance
Save on annual fuel costs with real-time unit usage and cargo visibility
Be assured that your unit is safe and being used properly
Go mobile with the TK Reefer App
To improve data flows, Thermo King invented the TK BlueBox – a system that comes standard on every SLXi trailer and A-Series unit and as option on SP and VP range. It offers you the power of raw data, and all you need to access that data is download the free TK Reefer App.