Case Studies

DOE SuperTruck II Uses Smart Hub

 The Short History
The Short History

Wabash National Corp., headquartered in Lafayette, IN, is a diversified industrial manufacturing business.

The Challenge

As the leading North American manufacturer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, Wabash participates in the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program. Wabash asked us to partner with them in developing Smart Trailer technology for the SuperTruck II program.

This five-year research and development initiative focuses on improving freight efficiency (the amount of freight hauled per gallon of fuel used) by 50 percent compared to 2009 base model heavy-duty tractor-trailer vehicles. Other Wabash partners include Volvo, Michelin and Peloton Technology.

Their Goal

Wabash’s SuperTruck II requirements were to automatically pass the trailer VIN number to the tractor utilizing Bluetooth LE wireless technology.

Solution

We assisted Wabash by outfitting the SuperTruck II trailer with a modified version of Gauge’s GTC-1000 hardware platform. The technology we provided allowed Wabash to leverage the flexibility of the GTC-1000 to meet the SuperTruck II requirements as well as variety of options to expand data collection and report as need throughout the program. In addition to the SuperTruck II requirements, the GTC-1000 provides real-time tracking of the trailer through Smart Hub.

Results

Wabash and Gauge successfully achieved the goal and met timelines set by the SuperTruck II program for Phase I.

Installation Services

Our experienced technicians provide installation services, along with a greater level of support and training. And, we on-board your assets quickly so that you can keep your business moving.

About

Using industry experience spanning decades and the latest technology, Gauge has helped organizations improve the operational efficiency of their entire mixed fleets since 2009.