All Costs at a Glance − Fleet4You®

Award-Winning Trailer Innovation 2013 − Category "Safety"

Horstmar, (PresseBox) - Fleet4You® has been presented with the Trailer Innovation Award 2013 by an international jury consisting of ten renowned automotive journalists. The award has been presented at the IAA since 2002 and this year winners were chosen in a total of seven categories. Safety, in this industry, means the absence of danger during transport and the operation of trailers. Fleet managers need reliable data for safe decision-making, so that every question can be answered immediately and at any time with a reproducible data background. With Fleet4You®, data and information from the data handling program for workshops known as the "Cargobull Repair System" and the trailer telematics portal "TrailerConnect®" are intelligently linked. This offers vehicle fleet operators a life cycle cost analysis at a glance and at any time for the vehicles they operate.

There is hardly a fleet manager who in times of mobile telephones and the Internet will complain that he has too few details and data on the operational status, wear and tear or safety of his vehicles. Instead, there is more of a risk that with the large amount of information and information channels available in everyday business life he will lose track of such information. For years, development departments have mainly been working on the synchronisation and linking of systems and databases in order to quickly provide the fleet operator with an overview of the information he or she requires for secure management decisions.

In the new joint portal of the Schmitz Cargobull subsidiaries, Cargobull Parts & Services and Cargobull Telematics, all data associated with and from the trailer is linked in one customisable report. The self-explanatory, clear presentation informs the fleet manager online in real time about the status of the vehicle fleet. "With Fleet4You® the vehicle fleet manager receives a professional online tool which, at the press of a button, supplies business and technical data about his fleet, such as the servicing and maintenance costs of his entire trailer fleet or the individual vehicles," says Dr. Peter-Hendrik Kes, Managing Director of Cargobull Parts & Services. "As a result, he or she is in a position to see at any time what costs are incurred per kilometre by his or her fleet of trailers and can then take any action that is required."

The user can also adapt these analyses individually to information requirements. The operation of the Fleet4You® portal is based on the existing RES infrastructure, on which T-Systems operates the trailer telematics system. Besides the numerous analytical functions, it is also possible to define and display incidents or service statuses, which if necessary can in turn trigger alarms for the driver or be integrated into customer-specific processes.

Anyone who wishes to use Fleet4You® for its fleet management, requires vehicles with an active TrailerConnect® telematics unit, and workshop services have to be carried out using the Cargobull Repair System. This is now in use at more than 300 service partners of Schmitz Cargobull and can also be used by the customer's own or preferred workshop if necessary.

"Together with Cargobull Telematics we provide the customer with the new Fleet4You® with all of the relevant data at the press of a button," Kes says. An important feature of this is the simple linking and preparation of the large amount of data and information available.

At a glance − Fleet4You® offers the fleet manager:
- The display of all relevant service and vehicle information in an individually customisable report, filter and search functions − for rigorous cost control and cost analysis of the entire trailer fleet.
- The initiation of controlled activities on the basis of incidents or service statuses which are displayed on the platform.
- Online information via the internet platform as a tool for rapid analysis and decision-making for fleet managers or other target groups.

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