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Clarience to Extend Fleet Data Platform to External Systems

Company Also Expands Road Ready Light-Out Detection System to New Trailer Types
Clarience's Jiddou and Johnson
Clarience's Nada Jiddou (left) and Mark Johnson talk about Clarience Technologies' product expansion. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

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AUSTIN, Texas — Clarience Technologies, the parent of Truck-Lite, Road Ready and several other trucking technology brands, announced it is expanding its Fus1on fleet data platform to connect and integrate with more fleet management systems.

Clarience first introduced Fus1on a year ago to serve as the data and analytics platform for its Road Ready trailer telematics product, but now the company is extending the platform to integrate data from disparate sources, such as telematics systems, repair management systems, transportation management systems and automated inspections.

“We found that many of our fleet customers were asking for more than just the telematics,” said Nada Jiddou, executive vice president and chief digital officer at Clarience. “They wanted to connect that telematics solution and that data into their internal systems, try to make more sense out of it and tie it into their operations in general.”

Nada Jiddou


As Clarience continues to migrate its Road Ready customers to Fus1on, the company also is in the process of making the platform available outside its internal companies and brands.

“This is a unique opportunity for us to take data from disparate systems that are sitting in the fleet operations space right now and combine it into a single pane of glass, a single platform that can bring all of these sources of data to life in a single place,” Jiddou said during an Oct. 16 press briefing at American Trucking Associations’ 2023 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Also, Clarience said it is expanding its Road Ready light-out detection system to more trailer types.

This telematics system, which alerts fleets of any light outages on the trailer, is now available in a new in-line configuration option using a redesigned device that mounts on the trailer’s wiring harness. This enables the device to be installed below the frame rails, making it ideal for intermodal chassis and for flatbed, tank and other specialized trailers where there is no nosebox.

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“It allows us to bring our light-out detection system to all trailer types in the industry, expanding our coverage,” said Mark Johnson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Clarience.

Separately, Clarience also recently announced its Road Ready trailer telematics system will be available as a factory-installed option on MAC liquid tank trailers.

In addition to its Road Ready and Truck-Lite businesses, Southfield, Mich.-based Clarience Technologies also is the parent company of several other industry brands, including Ecco safety and lighting systems and Davco diesel fuel filtration.

In July 2022, Clarience acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Pressure Systems International, a provider of automatic tire inflation systems for commercial trailers.