The Trailer Tail Automatic from Stemco Products is the newest version its signature TrailerTail. It deploys automatically when the trailer reaches 35 mph, eliminating the need for driver involvement. It retracts on its own when the vehicle stops or goes into reverse, so drivers won't have to leave the truck to close it before parking or backing into a dock.
The Trailer Tail Automatic was unveiled at Canada's national truck show, Truck World.
Closing the TrailerTail only when the vehicle comes to a full stop reduces the number of cycles the unit has to go through, minimizing component wear and tear. Also, if the trailer loses power, the TrailerTail will automatically close, allowing access to the cargo.
“Every trip is an opportunity for the TrailerTail Automatic to deliver fuel savings. We know that truck drivers have many responsibilities, and TrailerTail Automatic eliminates the need for drivers to open or close the TrailerTail,” said Prashanth Kamath, segment business leader for ITMS at Stemco. “It also ensures that fleets realize an average of 5% fuel savings, and maintenance managers don’t have to deal with damage to TrailerTail or dock doors due to drivers forgetting to close the TrailerTail.”
The TrailerTail Automatic receives speed and direction signals from Stemco’s wheel-mounted TracBat Aero speed sensor. The TracBat Aero is based on the existing Stemco DataTrac and TracBat electronic hubodometers.
The new TrailerTail Automatic will be available this fall. It will be compatible with new trailers and also as a retrofit for existing TrailerTail Trident models.
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