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WABCO introduces new Fleet Solutions business to support transport ecosystems worldwide

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WABCO Fleet Solutions will seek to further extend its offering in digital services to better connect the many ecosystem players in transport. (Courtesy: WABCO HOLDINGS)

BERN, Switzerland — WABCO Holdings, a global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, said it has established a new Fleet Solutions organization that will develop solutions designed to further connect today’s complex transportation ecosystem.

The new business builds on WABCO’s former Aftermarket and its Digital Customer Services units, delivering an organization that focuses on improving fleet and road transport safety, environmental efficiencies and enables leaner operations, according to Philippe Colpron, WABCO vice president and global fleet solutions leader.

WABCO’s Fleet Solutions powerfully combines both advanced digital solutions and best-in-class services under one roof, he said, adding that beyond spare parts and services offering, the expansion of its digital portfolio will be high on the agenda, including a rapid extension of its Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based technologies for commercial vehicle fleets and transporters globally.

WABCO Fleet Solutions is already developing and delivering several of these innovations, including solutions for fuel efficiency, downtime reduction, regulatory compliance, workforce management and load optimization, thanks to its advanced Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud-based technologies.

Colpron said WABCO Fleet Solutions will seek to further extend its offering in digital services to better connect the many ecosystem players in transport, including parts distributors, maintenance workshops, goods owners, rental companies, payment service providers and vehicle component providers, to mention but a few, noting that the company’s ever expanding digital offering will allow transport operators to continuously improve their connectivity across the ecosystem enabling these to operate in an increasingly leaner, greener and safer manner.

“Modern-day transporters face a multitude of challenges in a world that is fast changing, driven by more regulation, higher customer expectations and fast paced technological change,” Colpron said. “And it is here that we want to play a key role; with a significant expansion of our digital IoT enabled and cloud-based capabilities we aim to deliver new levels of safety and efficiency for transport operators globally. What makes us unique is that we are blending this advanced digital technology with the many best-in-class services we already offer our customers today to ensure all parts of the ecosystem are connected and effective. Our mission in the extensive and complex transport process is to help the commercial road transport industry achieve zero accidents, maximum environmental efficiency and the delivery of radically leaner operations across their business.”

Included in the Fleet Solutions portfolio will be WABCO’s extensive and leading Fleet Management System suite, the recently launched TX-FUELCOMPASS, TX-TRAILERPULSE and TX-TRAILERFIT, Remote Diagnostics, a growing portfolio of advanced retrofit solutions, WABCO Academy and an extensive selection of replacement parts including OE original, Remanufactured Parts, a range of reliable budget parts called ProVia and a wide offering of repair kits distributed across more than 115 countries by over 4,600 distribution points and supported by a network of 3,100 official WABCO Service Partners.

“Every kilometer driven has a cost attached to it, every fleet wants to optimize its trailer space, reduce potential theft, save on vehicle costs, reduce expensive and unexpected downtime, ensure regulatory compliance and optimize the utilization of its remote assets,” Colpron said. “These are the basics that ensure that fleet and transport operators can continue to be profitable and it is these areas in which we will operate, offering one of the widest, most complete portfolios in the sector that combines the strength of both advanced on-board technologies and an ecosystem of automation solutions, with an extensive integrated global service network. And as the industry evolves, we are working to stay ahead of change to enable our customers to transition, benefit from, and be successful in an ever changing transportation world.”

Colpron said in support of driving improved market proximity and in a push to reflect the globally diverse sector it services, WABCO Fleet Solutions’ 900-strong team operates from over 45 markets, represented by over 30 nationalities worldwide, enabling it to be as close to its customer base as possible.

The introduction of WABCO Fleet Solutions anticipates a rapidly changing transport industry where global mega-trends such as population growth, the Internet of Things, higher customer expectations and a push towards sustaining a greener world, combined with increasingly demanding customer requirements for flexibility, speed and safety are putting further pressure on supply chains and fleet profitability.

Colpron said as the commercial vehicle industry moves decisively towards increasingly autonomous, connected and electric vehicles to meet these challenges, WABCO’s Fleet Solutions organization will drive the technological advancement that will continue to enable smarter operations across the commercial road transport ecosystem.

“We have built this new organization for and around our customers and their needs,” Colpron said. “We are delivering a portfolio of solutions that allows transporters and the ecosystem around them to turn to one partner which will support their ambitions around leaner, greener and safer operations. It’s a complex task which will require the involvement and support of a significant number of technology and cross-industry partners, delivering expertise from the many different segments that service this space. We are already actively working with many of these partners today, but also openly invite all players who feel they can add value to our mission to reach out to us. Creating a single functional ecosystem around transport operations will require the minds, experience and capabilities of many.”

 

 

 

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Combined Cloud Platform to Create the Largest Connected Network of Shippers and Carriers in the North American Supply Chain, Improving Resource Utilization and Reducing Costs. (Courtesy: Kuebix)

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Today, shippers, carriers and intermediaries operate with what Trimble refers to as “fragmented TMS software.” Kuebix’s capabilities will allow for Trimble to break down technology barriers, enable actionable visibility and improve collaboration. A single logistics platform for all participants in the supply chain, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), is a multi-tenant, cloud platform allowing Trimble to optimize the entire logistics process from order management to financial settlement. Likewise, SaaS will improve efficiency and asset utilization for carriers and provide shippers access to expanded capacity and reduced costs.

“For more than a decade, Kuebix has served shippers with supply chains of all sizes and complexities, transparently connecting them directly to their carriers for the pricing, service levels and visibility they need to run their businesses,” said Dave Lemont, CEO of Kuebix. “We are excited to join Trimble and expand the investment in our platform to serve new audiences and increase collaboration and savings for shippers and carriers alike.”

“The combination of Trimble and Kuebix will accelerate the realization of our vision; a world where shippers, carriers and intermediaries leverage the same powerful TMS platform to provide the market with unprecedented levels of visibility and efficiency,” said Dan Clark, founder and president, Kuebix. “A single-platform TMS across all transportation modes will make it easier for shippers and carriers to plan their strategy, design an optimized transportation network, improve execution, and more accurately

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