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An Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring System from TIP

BrakePlus is TIP’s Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring System (EBPMS), a system that enables users to monitor the braking performance of the trailers in their fleet.

Why use BrakePlus?

  • Using BrakePlus provides you with a means of monitoring the performance of the braking system of your trailers and can replace the need to conduct physical roller brake tests throughout the year
  • BrakePlus can significantly reduce the cost and effort associated with arranging and performing regular roller brake tests 
  • It can help shift ‘downtime’, as a consequence of breakdowns or unplanned visits to a workshop, into planned maintenance activity 
  • It can help to improve the safety of your trailers
  • It follows the guidelines of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the EBPMS standard as set out in their publication 'Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness'; it can contribute towards achieving 'Earned Recognition' status.

How BrakePlus works? 

  • It captures braking event data from a trailer’s electronic braking system
  • It monitors braking performance on an ongoing basis
  • It calculates a Braking Performance Value to produce a ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’
  • Automatic email notifications are received should a trailer change from ‘Pass’ to ‘Fail’
  • Users can generate a ‘Braking Performance Report’ which can be used as part of a trailer’s safety inspection record


If you are interested in BrakePlus and would like to discuss it further with us, please contact us.

Click here to read an article about EBPMS, including what it is, how it works and the DVSA guidance surrounding it.