TruckWeight's wireless scale now has telematics capabilities.
HALIFAX, N.S. — TruckWeight has introduced a telematics device it says gives fleet managers the ability to electronically capture and communicate axle weight data generated by its Smart Scale wireless scale.
“Traditionally, on-board scales produce results that have to be manually interpreted, logged, and reported by the truck driver,” said Peter Panagapko, president of TruckWeight. “As a companion to Smart Scale, TruckWeight FleetLink helps replace these manual processes. It creates an accurate electronic record of axle-weight data that can be read by an onboard computer and sent home by satellite- or cellular-based mobile communications systems. Dispatchers and fleet managers can monitor payload capacity while the truck is in the field, eliminating the latency and errors associated with paper-based reporting.”
The TruckWeight FleetLink receiver, which is connected to an on-board computer, receives data on subtle changes to an air-ride or mechanical spring suspension’s load. The data can then be used by fleet managers or dispatchers to monitor compliance.
FleetLink is powered by AA batteries, and does not have to tap into the tractor or trailer for power.
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