Truck-Lite’s Road Ready gets SmartBridge

Truck-Lite has added a new SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) to its Road Ready trailer telematics system, integrating with existing trailer devices.

“The new SmartBridge functionality effectively creates the second generation of the system by integrating existing trailer devices with the Road Ready network,” said Rob Richard, vice-president and general manager of Road Ready. “The SBI, combine with our best-in-class battery life and sensor options, makes Road Ready the most dynamic customizable and dependable trailer telematics solution available.”

The company has also teamed up with several technical partners that will integrate their own systems, including Continental (tire pressure monitoring), Purkeys (liftgate charging), PSI, Hendrickson, and Stemco.

A new mobile app, meanwhile, offers instructions to setup and install the hardware, and gives users the power to pair trailers with the Road Ready user interface. That work had previously been done at a computer.

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, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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