TruckWeight debuts FleetLink telematics component for onboard scales

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TruckWeight Inc. has announced TruckWeight FleetLink, a telematics device designed to give fleet managers the ability to electronically capture and communicate axle-weight data generated by the company’s Smart Scale wireless scale for commercial vehicles.

“Traditionally, onboard scales produce results that have to be manually interpreted, logged and reported by the truck driver,” says Peter Panagapko, president of Halifax, Nova Scotia-based 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 says FleetLink, which can be connected to an in-cab printer to produce receipts and other documents onsite, integrates with its Smart Scale wireless onboard scale for commercial trucks, tractors and trailers. The telematics device uses AA batteries for power and does not require electricity from a truck or tractor, according to the company, and the low-powered RF signal is intrinsically safe.

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