East Manufacturing‘s Road Ready trailer telematics system is now an optional feature available on all East flatbed, dump and refuse trailers.
Released in 2017, Road Ready provides fleets with wireless, remote visibility to their trailers’ location, freight and equipment health in real time, the company says. The Road Ready’s hardwired Master Control Unit (MCU) serves as the telematic brain of the system, as well as the Light-Out Detection System (LODS) nosebox and ABS warning sensor. The East BST on display also features P.S.I.’s TireView TPMS, the Hendrickson TireMaax Tire Inflation System and SKF’s WEM (Wheel End Monitor) system, which have all been integrated into the Road Ready user interface via its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI).
The Truck-Lite 99 Series harness system uses a clamp, which serves as the mounting bracket, that wraps around the width of the plug to create a secure connection. Its trapezoidal connection makes for quick and easy installation and achieves proper pin alignment and a positive lock. In 2020, East plans to expand the 99 Series to include dump and refuse trailers.
New for 2020, East trailer models now have an option of the Truck-Lite Master Control Unit, which sends regular updates to the Road Ready user interface and provides realtime location via GPS. Data plans and additional sensors will be available through Truck-Lite.