Preteckt Inc. is a tech company located in Memphis, TN, that is truly changing the trucking industry with machine learning technology. Our proprietary and innovative tech integrates with class 8 vehicles and allows trucks to predict repair needs and communicate them before they occur. This saves thousands of dollars in maintenance costs, reducing dead hours, and maximizing fleet operations. To turn this vision into reality, Preteckt’s co-founders rely on their creative and forward-thinking employees.
Preteckt CEO, Ken Sills with U.S. Chief of Technology Officer (Under Obama), Megan Smith, and Preteckt Junior Test Engineer, Amy Z. It started with a simple Google search. Amy was a 15-year-old high school student in Memphis, TN looking for a summer coding program. Unlike many kids her own age, Amy didn’t want to spend the summer just relaxing, she wanted to learn how to code.
On the week of August 13, Preteckt had its first full team gathering to map out where we were going as a company. While we celebrated the 2 year anniversary since our first hardware install, and also the first time that we had our fast-growing team all in the same place, the tech team decided to do some team building. About six months ago, Brad (our lead software engineer) introduced me into the world of mechanical keyboards.
Commercial vehicle inspectors across North America will key in on brake safety on Sept. 7 for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Day. Inspectors will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, along with brake system and antilock braking system violations. CVSA says the goal of Brake Safety Day is to cut down on crashes caused by poorly maintained brakes. Brakes violations make up the largest percentage of out-of-service violations, CVSA says, representing 45.
The Preteckt Engineering team has been working hard to deliver new features that will make it easier for you to discover and troubleshoot problems with your fleet. Today, we’re happy to announce some new features, all of which are immediately available on the Preteckt Dashboard. Muted Alerts As you know, there are many things that could go wrong in a truck. Our machine learning pipeline analyzes your trucks’ sensor data to notify you about things that could soon fail.
Today, we’re happy to announce two new features that are now available in the Preteckt Dashboard: Asset Management and the ability to find and sort alerts that contain notes. Manage Your Assets (Trucks) Preteckt gives you data you need to keep your trucks on the road. As part of the service we offer, we give you alerts that help you identify the assets in your fleet that may need maintenance.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks since Preteckt wrapped up 500 Startups, and the engineering team has been hard at work to provide a high-quality, user-friendly dashboard for your data. A New Look Among the new features that we’ve recently pushed to production is a fresh new look that better supports multiple browsers, like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Edge, as well as mobile browsers. We still give you tools to search for your trucks, and filter any alerts on your dashboard, so you can still quickly find what you need to diagnose.
Our CEO, Ken Sills gave a talk on BIG DATA & DATA SCIENCE to our fellow Tennessee Trucking Association Members at the Middle TN Maintenance Council Luncheon. Using an interactive pattern recognition game, attendees from all over the Nashville, TN region gave enthusiastic input and asked engaging questions about the utility of rapidly growing sources of data. Ken gave insight on how to filter out legitimate claims by the influx of companies proposing data science products and services.