Truck-Lite, a supplier of LED lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, says Stoughton will offer Road Ready on new trailer builds. First released in 2017, Road Ready is designed to provide fleets with wireless remote visibility to their trailers’ location, freight and equipment health in real time.
The system’s solar-powered master control unit (MCU), which mounts on the roof or nose of a trailer, is made of military-grade components and comes with a 10-year battery, ensuring continual location and data reporting to a fleet’s dispatch office. Through its partnership with Truck-Lite, Stoughton will offer an MCU as a no-cost option on new trailer sales.
“The need for GPS trailer tracking continues to grow each year, and our partnership with Truck-Lite lets us provide an immediate, real-time solution to our customers who seek to improve their operating efficiency,” said Luke McMaster, vice president of dealer sales and marketing for Stoughton. “Stoughton and Truck-Lite are well-known for their high-quality products and services in the heavy-duty trailer industry, and the addition of Road Ready as a selectable option on our new trailer build configurator continues that tradition.”
The Road Ready MCU serves as the brains of the system, sending regular updates to the Road Ready user interface and providing real-time location via GPS. Cargo sensors will also be available in the offering at an additional cost, the companies said.
Data plans and other Road Ready sensors, including door, temperature and light-out detection, will be available directly from Truck-Lite.
“Truck-Lite is very excited that the Road Ready system will be part of Stoughton’s 2020 model offering,” said Jon Stineman, vice president of OEM sales for Truck-Lite. “Our long-term partnership supplying lights and harnesses helped pave the way to providing our smart-trailer technology on Stoughton’s new trailer builds.
“Our Road Ready sales and customer success teams will be readily available throughout the process to ensure the best in customer satisfaction and utilization of the Road Ready network.”