RICE LAKE, Wis. — Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Pressure Pro and Safety Vision have merged technologies to create SafetyTrax, a new method to monitor vehicle and fleet performance.
This web-based system hosted by Safety Vision ties together each vehicle’s computerized diagnostics with video monitoring and global positioning systems (GPS) and adds the function of PressurePro’s tire pressure monitoring and Rice Lake’s on-board vehicle weighing systems, according to Tom Kendall of Rice Lake.
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“It’s a feature-rich solution that’s currently unlike any other on the market, and will provide fleet owners with a tangible return on investment through fuel savings, extended tire life, reduced downtime, and improved driver performance,” Kendall said.
Made possible through cellular and satellite technology, SafetyTrax gives fleet owners 24/7 online access to real-time vehicle data including vehicle identification, start/stop times and durations, speed, location, weight, tire pressure, mechanical failures and more, he said.
Dispatch offices can receive instant alerts on a variety of problems and download data for up to six months. Among the many obvious benefits is better visibility of the on-board weighing system.
“Theft of payload is a multi-billion dollar problem for fleet operators worldwide,” Kendall said. “This system adds a new level of security for cargo transport, in addition to the element of safety provided by overload warning, load shifting, and tire pressure monitoring.”
External access to real-time weight information will assist fleet owners in accounting for each and every pound they transport as well as the avoidance of costly overload fines and any potential liability concerns, Kendall said.
For more information about how SafetyTrax, contact Kendall at (800) 472-6703 or visit www.ricelake.com.
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