Marketplace — Spring Roundup

Overdrive Staff | May 01, 2011

Trailer aerodynamics parts manufacturer ATDynamics’ TrailerTail Nano is a smaller version of the company’s rear-drag-reducing trailer add-on. The Nano is roughly half the size of the original TrailerTail, is designed for use in inner-city operations and pup-trailer fleets, and complies with Canadian regulatory requirements, the company says. It extends the length of the trailer about 2 feet, half that of the standard TrailerTail. The Nano will be available this fall.

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Mobile system includes EOBR

Qualcomm’s new Mobile Computing Platform 50 is a lower-priced alternative for small and medium-sized fleets, the company says. The MCP50, to be available this fall, includes an electronic on-board recording system compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations; Critical Event Reporting with dashboards to track and improve driving performance; On-board navigation; and Analytics Manager to provide information on operational performance in dashboards, graphs and tables.




On-board scale

Air-Weigh’s Quickload on-board scale is designed to work in harsh climates and applications. Quickload can be mounted in various positions on the trailer exterior and installed in about 20 minutes.

New features include an icon-based touch screen; multiple display, alarm and program settings; and built-in warning weight and overweight alarm LEDs that shine forward, rearward and outward. Additional features include a built-in battery for untethered operation and an industry standard data interface that can be set to J1939 or RS485 protocols. The new scale will sell for $485, and can pay for itself in about 20 uses, the company says.


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