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Perspective from Peterson's Ross Froat

The Rise of Smart Tech for Trailers

Industry News | 12.01.21 | Jeff Geoffroy

Smart trailers help fleet managers track the overall condition of their trailer assets, including the 50-plus safety components that — if overlooked — can produce a roadside out-of-service violation or lead to a breakdown.

“It starts with advanced harness technology, laying the foundation of a communication network connecting electronic control modules on the trailer,” says Ross Froat, Peterson Vice President-Engineering and Government Affairs, in his perspective for Transport Topics. ” Intelligent trailer technology can instantaneously report light outages, brake failures, deflated tires and overheated wheel-ends. This heightened level of awareness can help fleets make proactive maintenance decisions, reducing potential safety issues and positioning drivers for successful enforcement inspections.”

In the link below to Transport Topics, read more from Froat on how telematics is a progressive solution for the industry, improving vehicle health monitoring for truck operations.

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