AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has partnered with East Manufacturing to supply the Road Ready trailer telematics system on all flatbed, dump and refuse trailers.
All 2020 East trailer models will come with the option of a Master Control Unit (MCU), which sends regular updates to the Road Ready user interface and provides real-time location via GPS. Data plans and additional sensors will be available through Truck-Lite.
East will exhibit its BST Flatbed Trailer equipped with the Road Ready system at Booth 2519 at the North American Commercial Vehicles show, October 28–31 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The trailer will feature Road Ready’s hardwired MCU, Light-Out Detection System (LODS) nosebox and ABS warning sensor. The trailer will also be equipped with PSI’s TireView™ TPMS, Hendrickson’s TireMaax® tire inflation system and SKF’s TraX™ wheel-end monitor (WEM) system, which are all compatible with the Road Ready system, as well as LED lighting and the 99 Series® harness system from 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 premium technology to East customers.”
Truck-Lite’s 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. East plans to expand the 99 Series to refuse and dump trailers by 2020.
“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 for East.
The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite is the leading wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring network and is easily customizable for any fleet requirement. With its suite of wireless sensors and the largest number of OE trailer system and fleet software integrations, Road Ready provides the most comprehensive and inclusive fleet telematics solution available. For more information, visit www.roadreadysystem.com.
About East Manufacturing Corp.
East Manufacturing Corp. is a leading manufacturer of a full line of aluminum flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers and steel dump trailers and aluminum dump bodies for the commercial vehicle, construction, agricultural and refuse markets. Headquartered in Randolph, Ohio, East has provided innovative standard and custom trailer products that deliver superior performance, strength and flexibility for over 50 years through its network of more than 75 trailer dealer locations. Visit East Manufacturing at www.eastmfg.com.