RANDOLPH, Ohio – October 28, 2019 – East Manufacturing, manufacturer of aluminum flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers as well as steel dump trailers and aluminum truck bodies, is pleased to announce that the Road Ready trailer telematics system is now an optional feature available on all East flatbed, dump and refuse trailers.
East is exhibiting its BST Flatbed Trailer equipped with the Road Ready system along with the Truck-Lite 99 Series® wiring harness system and LED lighting in Booth 2519 at the North American Commercial Vehicles show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Released in 2017, Road Ready provides fleets with wireless, remote visibility to their trailers’ location, freight and equipment health in real-time. The Road Ready’s hardwired Master Control Unit (MCU) serves as the telematic brain of the system, as well as the Light-Out Detection System (LODS) nose box and ABS warning sensor. The East BST on display also features PSI’s TireView™ TPMS, the Hendrickson TireMaax® Tire Inflation System and SKF’s WEM (Wheel End Monitor) system, which have all been integrated into the Road Ready user interface via its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI).
The Truck-Lite 99 Series harness system has been standard on East’s BST, BST II, MMX™ and NARROW NECK flatbed trailers since 2018. The system uses a clamp, which serves as the mounting bracket, that wraps around the width of the plug to create a secure connection. Its trapezoidal connection makes for quick and easy installation and achieves proper pin alignment and a positive lock, improving the overall durability of a trailer’s electrical system. In 2020, East plans to expand the 99 Series to include dump and refuse trailers.
“East always strives to be the industry leader in innovation, providing our customers with unsurpassed quality and value with our products,” said Dave Kinsley, vice president of Purchasing.
New for 2020, East trailer models now have an option of the Truck-Lite Master Control Unit, which sends regular updates to the Road Ready user interface and provides realtime location via GPS. Data plans and additional sensors will be available through Truck-Lite.
“Truck-Lite is pleased to continue its long-term partnership with East, first through harness and lighting systems, and now through trailer telematics technology,” said Jon Stineman, vice president of OEM sales for Truck-Lite. “Truck-Lite provides the most dependable electrical products to the heavy-duty market and we’re proud to deliver this technology to East customers.”
The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite is one of the leading wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring networks, and is easily customizable for any fleet requirement. With its suite of wireless sensors and the largest number of OE trailer systems and fleet software integrations, Road Ready provides one of the most comprehensive and inclusive fleet telematics solutions available.