AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a producer of LED lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems is supplying its Road Ready trailer telematics system as an option on all 2020 East Manufacturing flatbed, dump and refuse trailers. The system, customizable for any fleet requirement, provides a wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring network.
The new trailer models will come with the option of a Master Control Unit (MCU), which sends regular updates to the Road Ready user interface and provides real-time location via GPS. Data plans and additional sensors will be available through Truck-Lite.
Trailers will feature the hardwired MCU, a Light-Out Detection System nose-box and an ABS warning sensor. Other equipment will include a tire pressure monitoring system, tire inflation system and wheel-end monitor system. All systems will be compatible with Truck-Lite’s Road Ready, LED lighting and 99 series harness systems, all of which are also featured on flatbed trailers.
Jon Stineman, vice president of OEM sales for Truck-Lite said that his company has a long relationship with East Manufacturing in the areas of harness and lighting systems.
Truck-Lite’s 99 Series harness system has been standard on four models of East trailers since 2018, said Dave Kinsley, vice president of purchasing for East Manufacturing. The system provides a secure connection using a clamp/mounting bracket combination that wraps around the width of the plug. The connection provides pin alignment and a positive lock. Together, these features are designed to improve the overall durability of a trailer’s electrical system, Kinsley noted.