TruckWeight Inc. has introduced FleetLink, a telematics device that allows fleet managers to electronically capture and communicate axle-weight data by integrating with the company’s Smart Scale wireless scale.
According to the company, TruckWeight’s Smart Scale sensors monitor subtle changes in the air-ride or mechanical spring suspension in commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers. An RF transmitter sends the data to the TruckWeight FleetLink receiver, which transfers the data to mobile communications devices for use by fleet management programs such as dispatch, compliance, and accounting.
“Traditionally, onboard 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.”