WABCO and RIO Launch Joint Fleet Management Solution ‘RIO 4TX-TRAILERPULSE’ to Support European Transport Logistics
BERN, Switzerland, and MUNICH, Germany, June 4, 2019 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today announced that it will launch its first joint trailer-specific Fleet Management Solution (FMS) ‘RIO 4TX-TRAILERPULSE’ with RIO, the digital brand of global commercial vehicle manufacturer TRATON GROUP.
RIO offers cloud-based digital solutions for the entire logistics and transport chain to support the need of an integrated supply chain. The digital brand fully integrates WABCO’s new trailer-focused connectivity solution, TX-TRAILERPULSETM, into its cloud-based open platform for freight transport. The service combines trailer monitoring and diagnostics functionalities. RIO will gradually provide their customers with the whole spectrum of the device functionality.
“We are happy to thereby enable transporters and logistics companies to better track, maintain and manage their assets, maximize trailer utilization and improve their cost management. We are in good company because both RIO and WABCO offer brand-independent solutions,” said Johan Carlberg, responsible for Partner Management at RIO.
In addition, fleets that already manage their trucks in RIO’s connectivity environment will be able to manage their trailers via the same platform. RIO 4TX-TRAILERPULSE is equipped with WABCO’s TX-TRAILERPULSE via the RIO fleet management platform. It can significantly contribute to increasing fleet profitability, whatever their size, as it provides hardware and advanced digital services without incurring significant costs.
The two leading digital service partners to the global transport and logistics ecosystem first announced their cooperation at IAA 2018. Building on this strategic cooperation, WABCO and RIO’s first joint Fleet Management Solution is a powerful realization of their promise to drive differentiating efficiency for the European transport logistics market.
“Extending our trailer telematics capabilities into RIO’s open and fully digital platform builds on our overall mission to help transport operators globally become radically leaner, greener and safer in their daily operational activities,” said Nick Rens, WABCO President EMEA. “We are proud to have found in RIO a strong partner that pursues our clear focus on supporting the transport and logistics industry in its digital transition.”
Jan Kaumanns, RIO’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “Our manufacturer-independent RIO platform has been established through long-term partnerships with industry experience. Building on WABCO’s expertise allows us to provide a continuous flow of new services to our customers. Leveraging RIO 4TX-TRAILERPULSE is just the start of a promising partnership that will support our goal to connect all the players of the supply chain ecosystem.”
The new digital trailer telematics system will be available in the DACH region in summer 2019 followed by West and Central Europe, with a global rollout in future years to support transport and logistics companies worldwide.
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