Stemco has announced the addition of ZeroTouch deployment technology for its TrailerTail product line.
ZeroTouch technology connects to the trailer’s built-in ABS ECU (anti-lock brake system electronic control unit) to automatically deploy the TrailerTail rear fairing when the vehicle reaches 35 mph. As an alternative to Stemco’s existing radar-based AutoDeploy technology, ZeroTouch uses the trailer’s existing ABS ECU to reduce installation costs and simplify fleet maintenance, Stemco said.
An early adopter of TrailerTail ZeroTouch technology, Georgia-based Boaty’s Transport, reported positive results after implementing the system into its fleet in January 2016. “We remotely monitored several units with telematics,” explained Boaty’s Owner Mike Boatwright. “ZeroTouch performed very reliably in opening our TrailerTail units without driver involvement. I now see ZeroTouch as the next step for our fleet – we’ll increase our fuel savings and our maintenance team is already very familiar with the service and reliability of these ABS systems.”
“TrailerTail with ZeroTouch is one more tool to help fleets ensure the TrailerTail is open when it should be,” said Bob Montgomery, vice president of Stemco Innovative Tire and Mileage Solutions. “By collaborating with a very reliable ABS provider, this offering will help fleets throughout North America improve their efficiency and profitability through the reliable, effective automatic deployment of their TrailerTail units.”
ZeroTouch is available only for OEM trailers purchased with specific ABS ECU systems for new trailer builds starting next month. Fleets with existing trailers can still obtain automatic deployment of their TrailerTail units with Stemco’s radar-based AutoDeploy system, the company added.