Truck-Lite system tracking trailer volume

Truck-Lite has added a volumetric cargo system to its Road Ready trailer telematics suite.

The system works by dividing a trailer into zones, depending on the trailer’s size, and employs up to five cargo sensors.

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 utilized.

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, the company said.

Fewer sensors can be used on smaller trailers.

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.


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