Tire Notification System Hailed

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC recently received a real-life example of just how the SmartBridge Integrator benefits fleets that use the Road Ready trailer telematics system.

Launched at the TMC annual meeting in March, the SmartBridge Integrator uses proprietary technology to integrate existing trailer devices into the Road Ready platform. Several trailer systems manufacturers have signed on as technical partners, including Continental for tire pressure monitoring, Purkeys for lift gate charging, P.S.I., Hendrickson and STEMCO for inflation systems. Any fleet using the systems can incorporate them into Road Ready.

John Morrow, owner of Pleasant Trucking in Connellsville, Pa., experienced firsthand how the Road Ready system is able to communicate data from his trailers’ STEMCO devices by way of the SmartBridge Integrator. When one of his trailers experienced a punctured tire and the STEMCO inflation system kicked on, Morrow says he was notified right away.

“I knew about it as soon as it happened,” he said. “I got a notification on my cell phone.”

The SmartBridge Itegrator bridges OE trailer products and systems with Road Ready by broadcasting data to the cloud for review on Road Ready’s website, or even a fleet’s own existing dispatching software through the use of an API.

“What’s different about Road Ready is that we can tie different components on the trailer into the SBI,” Morrow said. “It’s more than just location. I can monitor tire pressure, what tires are taking air and how many miles I’m putting on the trailer.”