TruckWeight FleetLink Creates e-Record of Axle-Weight Data

Fri February 06, 2009 - National Edition
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TruckWeight Inc.’s TruckWeight FleetLink, a telematics device that gives fleet managers the ability to electronically capture and communicate axle-weight data generated by the company’s Smart Scale wireless scale for commercial vehicles, is now available.

“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.”

TruckWeight FleetLink integrates with Smart Scale, a wireless onboard scale for commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers. Smart Scale sensors monitor subtle changes in the air-ride or mechanical spring suspension. An RF transmitter sends the data to the TruckWeight FleetLink receiver, which is connected to an onboard computer, onboard communications device, or cellular phone via Bluetooth, RS-232, or USB. From there, the data can be used by a wide range of fleet management programs, including dispatch, compliance, and accounting. TruckWeight FleetLink also can be connected to an in-cab printer to produce receipts and other documents onsite.

TruckWeight FleetLink uses AA batteries for power and does not require electricity from a truck or tractor.

“Precise, accurate, timely reports put fleet managers and drivers on the same page when it comes to payload, productivity, and compliance,” Panagapko said. “TruckWeight FleetLink is the ultimate extension of the Smart Scale and a necessary tool for fleet management.”

TruckWeight FleetLink is available immediately from TruckWeight and leading heavy-duty distributors.

About TruckWeight

Based in Halifax, N.S., TruckWeight Inc. is committed to improving the productivity, efficiency, and compliance of commercial vehicle owners and operators around the world. The company simplified and streamlined onboard weighing in 2005 with the introduction of Smart Scale, a wireless onboard scale for trucks, tractors, and trailers with air suspensions. In 2008, TruckWeight adapted its wireless scale technology to mechanical spring suspensions. The company continues to develop products that extend the value of Smart Scale.

For more information, visit www.truckweight.com.