PetersonPULSE™ Intelligent Trailer System

Real-time status of vital trailer systems


PetersonPULSE™ is the unique open source trailer solution that brings CAN-Bus technology and telematic capability to any trailer.

Engineered specifically for fleets, PetersonPULSE™ monitors real-time status of vital trailer systems and alerts drivers and fleet managers of new and developing issues. PetersonPULSE™ is engineered to CAN-Bus specifications, with high-speed, twisted-pair communication wires and sensors installed throughout the trailer.

All components are fully sealed, vibration tested, and built for long life. Compared to the heavy, multi-wire cabling of traditional harnesses, PetersonPULSE™ twisted-pair cabling is lighter weight, flexible, and installation friendly. The PetersonPULSE™ cabling links front and rear control modules, system sensors, and communication components—just like computers in a network. Designed to be an open source platform, PetersonPULSE™ can be configured to work with any third-party component supplier.

Notifications via Bluetooth/Cellular

Real-time notifications are sent via Bluetooth (driver) and/or via cellular network (dispatcher). Our PetersonPulse™ mobile app allows the driver to inspect/verify all trailer systems before departure and updates all system status to a phone or tablet. The desktop app allows fleet-wide trailer management and repair scheduling.

GPS Tracking

Know your trailer location, whether moving or parked.

Utilization/Mileage Reports

Maximize fleet use and efficiency by knowing in-service time and downtime of each trailer as well as distance traveled.

Interior/Exterior Light Status

Advance notice of any lighting issues on the interior or exterior significantly reducing potential CSA violations and downtime.

Battery Backup

Backup battery powers the system whether or not the trailer is connected to the tractor.

Cargo Temperature

Crucial for all reefers, real-time temperature readouts guarantee your cargo remains within specified temperature limits — cold or hot.

Cargo Door Status

Know if your cargo door is secure, or when it has been opened or closed. Unauthorized cargo access alerts can be sent to either driver or dispatcher.

ABS Brake Events

Enhance driving safety and training by tracking brake incidents in real-time. ABS codes are reported as they happen and logged for early signs of driver or maintenance issues.

TPMS Tire Pressure

Improve fuel mileage and extend the life of your tires with real-time tire pressure monitoring. PetersonPULSE™ also provides early warning for potential catastrophic tire failure.

Wheel-end Temperature

Monitor real-time wheel-end temperature to identify developing brake or hub issues before they become thermal incidents.


PetersonPULSE™ Intelligent Trailer System

For Drivers

With a mobile device, drivers can do a pre-trip walk-around inspection to check for issues with any trailer system — a “Know Before You Go” safeguard. On the road, PetersonPULSE™’s trailer intelligence detects any issues and sends alerts via Bluetooth to the driver’s smart phone or tablet.

For Fleet Managers

GPS location data lets fleet managers know where trailers are 24/7 and if they are moving or parked. When underway, any new or developing issues are transmitted via 4/5G cellular networks as they happen. A backup battery powers PetersonPULSE™ when the trailer is not connected to a tractor.

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