Baron, a global provider of critical weather intelligence, has introduced Baron Weather API for Fleet, a range of quality-controlled weather data that can be integrated into network fleet platforms. The Baron Weather API is ideal for fleet management tracking platforms, transportation management systems for pre-planning, and mobile driver applications. Components of Baron Weather API for Fleet service are already available on a major national fleet management solution’s operational display platform.
Baron Weather API helps ensure operational and asset safety and improves operational efficiency. The availability of highly accurate and granular predictive weather information helps fleet companies reduce weather-related accidents. It is essential for reducing the costs of freight industry weather-related delays, which are estimated at $8.7 billion annually. By providing cutting edge weather information, the advanced technology contained in Baron Weather API for Fleet also helps the trucking industry with driver retention.
With accurate weather data, fleet customers can plan routes ahead of time to avoid inclement weather, and get better situational awareness around storms. Global weather and Baron exclusive data power the products with real differentiators, helping keep customers and assets safe.
Patented technologies include real-time and forecast road conditions that identify dangerous roads before the delays begin; current road conditions weather to help track conditions experienced by fleet vehicles in real time; and Baron Storm Tracking, which provides storm arrival and location details. Other available data features include forecast precipitation, winds, snowfall, and temperatures. This information is continually tracked over the next 60 hour period to show the potential impact on fleet operations and enable customers to plan before disruptions begin.