Truck-Lite has added a volumetric cargo system to its Road Ready trailer telematics suite, the company revealed in an announcement on Oct. 29, at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta.
The system works by dividing a trailer into zones, depending on its size, and employing up to five cargo sensors that work in conjunction. Each sensor simultaneously reports how much freight is loaded into each zone, allowing fleets to see if there is any cargo space that is not being used.
“Road Ready’s new volumetric cargo system gives fleets complete transparency into their trailers and helps them get the most out of their available space,” said Rob Richard, general manager of Truck-Lite’s Road Ready business division. “Knowing whether a trailer’s capacity is fully utilized allows for better decision making and improved overall efficiency, and Road Ready is the first system that has been able to answer the transportation industry’s growing demand for this technology.”
Cargo volume from the new system will appear on a single widget on the Road Ready user interface, relaying how much freight is loaded into each zone, total loaded capacity and the percentage of remaining available space. Fewer sensors can be used on smaller trailers or bodies.
The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite is a wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring network that can be customized for any fleet requirement. With its suite of wireless sensors and a number of OE trailer system and fleet software integrations, Road Ready provides a comprehensive and inclusive fleet telematics solution.