Unlocking Efficiency, Utilization, Cost Savings, Quality, Safety, and Commercial Impact

In today’s fast-paced world, the tank container and rail car industry are constantly seeking innovative solutions to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and ensure the utmost safety and quality of their cargo. This is where telematics services come into play, revolutionizing the way these industries function. By harnessing the power of advanced technology, telematics services offer a myriad of benefits that go beyond traditional transportation methods. In this article, we will explore how telematics services have transformed the tank container and rail car industry, providing customers with unparalleled advantages.

Efficiency: Speeding Up Transports and Enhancing Workflows
One of the key benefits of telematics services is the significant boost in efficiency it brings to the transport process. With real-time data and insights, companies can optimize their operations and expedite transports. By automating certain aspects and minimizing human error, telematics services streamline workflows, leading to faster and more efficient transports. This means reduced delivery times, improved customer satisfaction, and a competitive edge in the industry. The use of dynamic transport management, active interventions and rerouting when exceptions occur, can result in significant efficiency gains. Like one of our customers was happy to share with us: “I managed to reduce the number of transports by using IMT’s telematics solutions and gained 35% efficiency in my logistics.”

Utilization: Maximizing Control and Fleet Management
Telematics services empower companies with enhanced control and visibility over their fleet. Through advanced tracking and monitoring capabilities, businesses can closely manage the utilization of their tank containers and rail cars. Real-time data on location, condition, and availability allows for better fleet management decisions, such as optimizing routes and efficiently allocating resources. The result is improved asset utilization, reduced idle time, and ultimately, a more productive and profitable operation. Telematics services also enable predictive maintenance, ensuring timely repairs and reducing costly breakdowns. One of our customers which uses our platform constantly for tracking transports, tanks, idle times and events, mentioned that he has a 18% utilization increase on a dedicated product for his European fleet.

Cost Savings: Driving Efficiency and Reducing Expenses
Furthermore, real-time monitoring of vital parameters, such as temperature and pressure, prevents cargo spoilage and minimizes financial losses. Another area where costs can be saved is in heating expenses. We have several client use cases where actively monitoring heating time and conditions significantly reduced overall heating costs. We even had a case where the reduction was 50% compared to the year before. Any unnecessary heating that can be prevented, is contributing to higher profits. Other cost areas where our clients make savings are storage costs and detention costs. Overall, these cost-saving benefits make telematics services a compelling investment for businesses looking to optimise their bottom line.

Quality: Protecting Products and Enhancing Performance
Telematics services offer a new level of transparency, efficiency, and performance to the tank container and rail car industry. With real-time insights into crucial parameters, businesses can monitor and maintain the quality of their cargo throughout the entire transport process. From temperature-sensitive goods like chemicals and food, telematics services provide valuable information to ensure that products are transported under optimal conditions. This results in improved product quality, reduced wastage, and enhanced customer satisfaction.

A customer shared his vision with us, stating: “Improved transparency, efficiency and performance equal higher quality. An operator is a service provider, and to successfully improve services means delivering better quality. Timeliness is key, the provider who is always on time wins. Our main goal is to transport the product in the tank on time, but most importantly, to optimally monitor product quality. This makes our customers happy!”

Safety: Ensuring Preventive Measures and Timely Alerts

Safety is of paramount importance in the tank container and rail car industry, and telematics services play a crucial role in ensuring it. By continuously monitoring key parameters, such as temperature, pressure, and other critical values, potential risks can be identified and addressed proactively. For example, telematics services provide timely alerts in case of overheating, or abnormal conditions, allowing for prompt actions to prevent accidents or cargo damage. This proactive approach to safety safeguards not only the cargo but also the well-being of employees, society and the reputation of the business. We all might know the accidents that did happen in the past, causing casualties, damage and loss of image. Incident prevention by telematics with temperature gradient and lower/upper threshold alerting can make a big difference. Our goal is not to retrieve old pain, but to prevent new pain. Prevention is the key here, and telematics the solution.

Commercial Impact: Building Sustainability, Performance, and Image
In today’s business landscape, sustainability, performance, and image play a vital role in attracting and retaining customers. Telematics services provide companies in the tank container and rail car industry with an opportunity to make a positive commercial impact. By leveraging advanced technology to optimize processes, reduce environmental footprint, and enhance performance, businesses can position themselves as leaders in sustainability and efficiency. This, in turn, helps you to attract new customers, strengthen existing relationships, and ultimately drive business growth. Customer satisfaction pays off, not only to retain customers but also to lead to more business, fees that match your service value and higher profits.

The integration of telematics services has brought a paradigm shift in the tank container and rail car industry. Through efficiency gains, increased utilization, cost savings, quality assurance, enhanced safety, and commercial impact, businesses can revolutionize their operations and offer unparalleled value to their customers. Embracing telematics services is not just a competitive advantage; it is a strategic move toward a more efficient, safer, and sustainable future in the transportation of tank containers and rail cars.

Do you already have a question about how we can help you improve your transports and optimize your fleet efficiency? Feel free to contact our Sales team for an appointment or no-obligation demonstration, just call +31 76 231 02 00 or send us an email: [marketingsales] @ intermodaltelematics.com.