J B Hunt installs Hegemon ID system
Jan 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Hegemon Electronics recently assisted J B Hunt Transport Services Inc with the addition of its PLC4TRUCKS system to more than 10,000 J B Hunt tractors. The system integrates with the carrier's trailer-tracking system and provides both real-time monitoring of tractor/trailer connections and improved accuracy in trailer asset management.
PLC4TRUCKS transmits a unique, programmable, digital ID number at regular intervals. This signal is transmitted between the tractor and trailer using the existing seven-pin wiring harness as the pathway. The signal is read by the trailer-tracking unit and records the connection between tractor and trailer. This connection is then included as part of the data transmission from the trailer.
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