TruckWeight introduced the FleetLink telematics device, which gives fleet managers the ability to electronically capture and communicate axle-weight data generated by the company's Smart Scale wireless scale for commercial vehicles.

"Traditionally, onboard scales produce results that have to be manually interpreted, logged, and reported by the truck driver," said Peter Panagapko, president of TruckWeight. "As a companion to Smart Scale, TruckWeight FleetLink helps replace these manual processes. It creates an accurate electronic record of axle-weight data that can be read by an onboard computer and sent home by satellite- or cellular-based mobile communications systems. Dispatchers and fleet managers can monitor payload capacity while the truck is in the field, eliminating the latency and errors associated with paper-based reporting."

TruckWeight FleetLink integrates with Smart Scale, the wireless onboard scale for commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers. Smart Scale sensors monitor subtle changes in the air-ride or mechanical spring suspension. An RF transmitter sends the data to the TruckWeight FleetLink receiver, which is connected to an onboard computer, onboard communications device, or cellular phone via Bluetooth, RS-232, or USB. The data can then be used by a wide range of fleet management programs, including dispatch, compliance, and accounting. TruckWeight FleetLink also can be connected to an in-cab printer to produce receipts and other documents on-site.

The device uses AA batteries for power and does not require electricity from a truck or tractor. The low-powered RF signal is intrinsically safe.

TruckWeight FleetLink is available immediately from TruckWeight and leading heavy-duty distributors.

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