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Phillips Connect hits adoption milestone

Oct. 21, 2022
California-based transportation technology provider reports delivering 150,000th smart-trailer gateway, enjoying 40% y/y growth after record Q3

Phillips Connect recently delivered its 150,000th smart-trailer gateway.

The California-based company says its transportation technology is delivering “productivity, safety, and cost savings” for fleets, and generating an “unparalleled level of actionable data” through the Connect11 platform.

“This milestone is much more than just a big number,” said Rob Phillips, founder and CEO. “There are still a few ‘basic GPS’ telematics companies that have a larger install base than we have, but we’re so much more than a ‘where’s-my-trailer’ company.”

Phillips Connect also has shipped more than 1 million sensors that link up to its cutting-edge gateways, the company reported. Bundled with advanced GPS and geofence location services, the Phillips Connect gateways, including its Smart7, StealthNet, and SolarNet, operate on the open source Connect1 platform, giving fleets all the data they need in one place. This provides them the power to assess the health of their trailers before and during a trip, and to analyze trends to make smarter decisions about their overall equipment needs.

The gateway’s success has helped the company grow by 40% year-over-year, Phillips Connect added. The company reached the latest milestone after a record third quarter that saw it ship more than 36,000 devices to North American fleets, who typically see improvements in overall trailer health, tire life, trailer utilization, and detention revenue.

Those benefits help fleets right size without purchasing additional trailers, which are increasingly harder to find and more expensive.

“We’ve fought hard to successfully demonstrate [our capabilities], and the market is listening,” Phillips said. “Our fast growth represents a huge shift in trucking, where the top fleets are now profiting from the value we’ve created by moving past basic GPS and into full smart-trailers.

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