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Clarience Partners With Wabash, Meritor on Connected Truck, Trailer Applications

Nada Jiddou with Clarience addresses the media. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Trucking technology and component provider Clarience Technologies has formed partnerships with trailer maker Wabash National Corp. and industry supplier Meritor Inc. on connected truck and trailer capabilities.

Clarience made the announcements at a March 8 press conference at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

The alliance with Wabash will focus on applications for connected trailers. Through that partnership, Clarience’s Road Ready trailer telematics systems will become standard equipment on all Wabash dealer stock trailers, with buyers receiving a 90-day trial subscription for Road Ready’s connected services.



The collaboration with Meritor, meanwhile, will explore the future of connectivity for commercial trucks and trailers. As a first step, Meritor is joining Road Ready’s trailer telematics LogIQ smart partner network, which will make its smart component data accessible directly through the Road Ready system.

Longer term, Clarience said these industry partnerships will position the company to provide advanced connectivity required for electric-powered and autonomous trucks.

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“As electric, autonomous and connected technology transforms the transportation industry faster than anything we have ever seen, customers are looking for leaders. They’re looking for innovators,” said Nada Jiddou, Clarience executive vice president and Road Ready general manager.

Road Ready recently introduced two new features to accelerate truck and trailer data integration: a cloud-based application programming interface that enables customers to view truck and trailer data in one place, as well as a “virtual tether” that creates a vehicle-to-vehicle data link between the truck and trailer.

In other news, Clarience’s Truck-Lite division introduced its next-generation LED Projector headlights at TMC.

The company said its new lighting product is optimized for vehicle segments that likely will be among the first to adopt battery-electric vehicles, including final-mile delivery, utility, construction, municipal and waste vehicles.

The headlights feature a wider beam spread to maximize light output and increase foreground illumination, which the company said is ideal for congested environments that are common in final-mile operations.

Paul Sniegocki, chief technology officer at Clarience, said Truck-Lite is focusing its resources and product development to serve the future of the commercial vehicle market.

“Technology will never stand still,” he said. “The transportation industry will always adapt, and we are always there to keep the technology moving in a forward direction.”

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

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