Truck-Lite debuts into the telematics market with Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system

March 1, 2017
Unveiled at TMC's annual meeting in Nashville, TN, the Road Ready system creates the industry's first true "smart" trailer with its solar-powered Master Control Unit (MCU), according to the company.

Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leader in heavy-duty lighting and visibility systems, announced its debut into the telematics market with the Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system, a complete trailer telematics solution.

Unveiled at TMC's annual meeting in Nashville, TN, the Road Ready system creates the industry's first true "smart" trailer with its solar-powered Master Control Unit (MCU), according to the company. Using military-grade solar power technology and a ten-year, quick-charging battery that can keep its charge for 60 days without any sunlight, the MCU continually monitors and cellularly transmits crucial data from customizable Road Ready sensors to an intuitive user interface -- all without requiring power from a tractor. 

"Truck-Lite is proud to say that we've listened to the voice of the customer," said Roger Elmer, director of research and technology development for Truck-Lite. "As a result, we're able to provide innovative solutions to fleets' concerns such as maintaining CSA scores, complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act, keeping assets secure and being more productive in general." 

The Road Ready system boasts a variety of wireless, peel-and-stick sensors that communicate with the MCU, relaying data regarding tire pressure; light-out detection; anti-lock brake system monitoring; unauthorized door openings; cargo fill/movement detection; temperature and auxiliary fuel levels for refrigerated trailers; trailer arrival and departure notifications; and GPS with Hypertracking capabilities. Unlike any other system, event-based data is reported in real time to a convenient, user-friendly desktop dashboard from a completely untethered control unit. And, with more sensors than any other option available, the Road Ready system can be customized for any fleet solution.

"From operational improvements to reduced CSA scores, Road Ready can boost a fleet's financial performance as well," Elmer said. "The system helps fleets get their trailers in true road-ready condition and maintain sustainability." Truck-Lite's Road Ready system is a solar-powered, wireless, multi-functional monitoring solution and is easily customizable for any fleet requirement.

For more information, visit www.roadreadysystem.com.

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