The system divides a trailer into zones, depending on size, and uses up to five cargo sensors that work together. Each sensor simultaneously reports how much freight is loaded into each zone, allowing fleets to see if there is any un-utilized cargo space.
Rob Richard, general manager of Truck-Lite’s Road Ready business division, noted Road Ready’s new volumetric cargo system gives fleets “complete transparency into their trailers and helps them get the most out of their available space,” he said. “Knowing whether a trailer’s capacity is fully utilized allows for better decision making and improved overall efficiency.”
Cargo volume from the new system will appear within the Road Ready user interface, relaying how much freight is loaded into each zone, total loaded capacity and the percentage of remaining available space. Fewer sensors can be used on smaller trailers or bodies.