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June 22, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Clarience Technologies, LLC, a worldwide leader in transportation safety and visibility solutions, recently pledged its support for the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative (TLAHT). The initiative urges transportation industry leaders to combat human trafficking through employee education, raising public awareness and sharing relevant data to measure the effort’s collaborative impact.
“As a company that values fundamental human rights, the Clarience Technologies family of businesses proudly supports the Department of Transportation’s initiative and is committed to helping end human trafficking,” said Brian Kupchella, CEO of Clarience Technologies. “We welcome the opportunity to raise awareness of – and help combat – this serious crime.”
According to the USDOT, as many as 24.9 million men, women and children are sold into prostitution, domestic servitude or other forced labor around the globe. The TLAHT initiative is comprised of transportation and travel industry stakeholders that are committed to putting a stop to human trafficking via America’s roadways, railways, waterways and skies and that work jointly to maximize their collective impact in eliminating this modern-day atrocity. To learn more about the TLAHT, visit www.transportation.gov/stophumantrafficking.
May 11, 2020
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (May 11, 2020) – Truck-Lite Holdings today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Clarience Technologies, LLC. The name change reflects the company's broader focus on providing total visibility to the commercial and recreational transportation industry through its family of technology-driven brands. The name Clarience is formed by combining “clarity,” which signifies the visibility and insight that the company brings to its customers, and “science,” which is how it is achieved.
Brian Kupchella, Chief Executive Officer, Clarience Technologies, said, “For over 65 years, we have been a leading innovator and manufacturer of the highest-quality, most trusted products for the commercial and recreational transportation marketplace. As we have evolved, we’ve built a family of businesses – Truck-Lite, DAVCO, Road Ready, RIGID and Lumitec – each with strong market position and lasting customer relationships. We’ve also focused on our key capabilities in electronics and technology, building best-in-class telematics offerings and the most advanced lighting and safety systems available.”
Kupchella continued, “As we continue to grow and innovate, we’ve made several changes to our operations including establishing our new Global R&D Center in Pittsburgh, PA, near Carnegie Mellon University, and Global Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The next step in our transformation is rebranding our parent company to better reflect our mission to provide visibility and safety to the transportation industry through leading electronics, technology, telematics and data analytics capabilities. We adhere to a simple principle: in transportation, the more you can see and be seen, the better.”
Clarience Technologies is a family of brands. Each of the individual businesses will retain their current names and branding and each will have access to additional resources and expertise from its parent company, Clarience Technologies. Customers, suppliers and partners will find no change in the quality of products or services offered, obtaining information on products or services or conducting business with Clarience Technologies or its brands. All current contracts, agreements, ERP and billing processes will remain as they stand with the individual brands.
The Clarience Technologies family includes:
Clarience Technologies has 12 locations globally and supplies products to customers in 68 countries on six continents. Learn more about Clarience Technologies at www.ClarienceTechnologies.com.
About Clarience Technologies, LLC
Clarience Technologies is a family of brands focused on bringing total visibility to commercial and recreational transportation. Through our data and insights, we improve fleet management, streamline supply chains and enhance safety on and off the road. And for decades, our collaborative, transparent approach has been turning customers into long-term partners. Since our flagship brand introduced the first sealed marker light in 1955, our companies have unveiled a steady stream of innovation ever since. Today, Clarience Technologies is a global company known for its quality and dedication to sustainability – and to a simple principle: in transportation, the more you can see and be seen, the better.
December 17, 2019
Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very excited to partner with Genstar. We believe its investment philosophy aligns extremely well with Truck-Lite’s long-term strategy and will allow us to accelerate our growth plans, continue to invest in new products and markets and improve our value proposition to our customers and partners.”
November 1, 2019
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (September 2019) – Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has partnered with Stoughton Trailers to offer the Road Ready trailer telematics system on new trailer builds. Released in 2017, Truck-Lite’s Road Ready system provides fleets with wireless, remote visibility to their trailers’ location, freight and equipment health in real time. Its solar-powered Master Control Unit (MCU), which mounts on either the roof or nose of a trailer, is made of military-grade components and comes with a 10-year battery, ensuring continual location and data reporting to a fleet’s dispatch office. Through its partnership with Truck-Lite, Stoughton will offer an MCU as a no-cost option on new trailer sales. “The need for GPS trailer tracking continues to grow each year, and our partnership with Truck-Lite lets us provide an immediate, real-time solution to our customers who seek to improve their operating efficiency,” said Luke McMaster, vice president of dealer sales and marketing for Stoughton. “Stoughton and Truck-Lite are well-known for their high-quality products and services in the heavy-duty trailer industry, and the addition of Road Ready as a selectable option on our new trailer build configurator continues that tradition.” The Road Ready MCU serves as the brains of the system, sending regular updates to the Road Ready user interface and providing real-time location via GPS. Cargo sensors will also be available in the offering at an additional cost. Data plans and other Road Ready sensors, including door, temperature and light-out detection will be available directly from Truck-Lite. “Truck-Lite is very excited that the Road Ready system will be part of Stoughton’s 2020 model offering. Our long-term partnership supplying lights and harnesses helped pave the way to providing our smart-trailer technology on Stoughton’s new trailer builds,” said Jon Stineman, vice president of OEM sales for Truck-Lite. “Our Road Ready sales and customer success teams will be readily available throughout the process to ensure the best in customer satisfaction and utilization of the Road Ready network.” The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite is the leading wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring network and is easily customizable for any fleet requirement. With its suite of wireless sensors and the largest number of OE trailer system and fleet software integrations, Road Ready provides the most comprehensive and inclusive fleet telematics solution available. About Stoughton Trailers Stoughton Trailers is a Top 10 international supplier of semi-truck trailers. The Wisconsin-based, family-owned company designs, manufactures and markets a wide rande of dependable semi-truck trailers used for over-the-road trucking as well as agricultural trailers and other specialty transportation equipment. It provides one-stop build, finance, rental and fleet management solutions through world-class responsiveness and design value. For more information, visit www.stoughtontrailers.com.
July 11, 2019
FALCONER, N.Y. (June 2019)– Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in LED lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has appointed David McKean to the position of executive vice president of business development.
McKean began his career with General Motors in 1983 and most recently served as executive director of global purchasing and supply chain before leaving the company in 2013. From there, he accepted the role of vice president and chief procurement officer for Navistar, where he was responsible for overseeing all procurement activity as well as logistics operations, supply chain risk management and supplier diversity activities. In his capacity with Truck-Lite, he will be responsible for the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships for the Road Ready business division.
“Dave brings more than 35 years of expertise in the transportation industry to Truck-Lite, where he will lead the expansion efforts of our Road Ready communications network,” said Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite CEO. “His extensive history in global procurement and supply chain management and network of heavy-duty supplier contacts will benefit Truck-Lite significantly as we focus our efforts to broaden our Road Ready partner base.”
Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, McKean has an AS in engineering science from SUNY Delhi; a BS in industrial distribution from Clarkson University; and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He joined Truck-Lite on June 17.
June 7, 2019
Falconer, N.Y. – Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty and off-road lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has completed the acquisition of TrackPoint Systems, LLC, a premier supplier of asset management solutions to the transportation, utility, construction, oilfield and government sectors.
Truck-Lite entered a joint development project with TrackPoint in January 2017 with the goal of communicating information from Truck-Lite’s industry-first Light-Out Detection System to a fleet’s back office. TrackPoint’s solar-powered and wireless capabilities significantly complemented the Road Ready by Truck-Lite technology roadmap; since then, Road Ready by Truck-Lite has developed into an independent business unit and provides the industry’s first true smart trailer network tied to telematics.
“Entering an agreement with TrackPoint was a key factor in Truck-Lite’s emergence as a leading telematics systems provider,” said Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite CEO. “By combining our resources and expertise, we’ve built the most dynamic and customizable trailer telematics network available.”
Founded in Nashville in 2005, TrackPoint revolutionized wireless, location-based asset monitoring products and has served local, state and federal government agencies in addition to privately owned fleets. With its patented solar-powered Tr/IPS™ master control unit, TrackPoint quickly became an industry leader in wireless, untethered trailer tracking and monitoring.
The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite is the leading wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring network and is easily customizable for any fleet requirement. With its suite of wireless sensors and the largest number of OE trailer equipment and fleet software integrations, Road Ready provides the most comprehensive and inclusive fleet telematics solution available. For more information, visit www.roadreadysystem.com.
April 12, 2019
Falconer, N.Y. – Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty and off-road lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has announced the acquisition of Lumitec LLC, a premier supplier of LED lighting for the marine industry.
“Lumitec’s reputation speaks for itself as one of the most trusted lighting suppliers among both boat OEMs and end users,” said Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite CEO. “Combining Lumitec and Truck-Lite allows us to take advantage of each other’s distribution networks and share technology, helping Truck-Lite to expand into different markets while staying true to our core business.”
Founded in 2007, Lumitec supplies deck, underwater, interior, navigation and specialty lighting to more than 250 boat builders worldwide. A frequent winner of innovation and supplier-performance awards, Lumitec has been named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private businesses list for seven consecutive years. In addition to its marine lighting, Lumitec offers a line of LED lighting for commercial vehicles. John Kujawa, the company’s founder and president, will continue to lead the business.
“We see in Truck-Lite a partner with a strong philosophical alignment combined with deep technical resources and a massive market presence. We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership,” Kujawa said. “Our relationship with Truck-Lite expands our sales reach, broadens our access to suppliers and technologies and strengthens our ability to achieve our overarching goal of delivering exceptional value to our customers.”
Both Truck-Lite and Lumitec proudly design, engineer and manufacture their products in the USA. Lumitec is based in Delray Beach, Florida.
Since its founding in 2007, Lumitec LLC has gone from a small startup to a market-leading, international LED lighting manufacturer. Today, Lumitec is known for its innovative lighting solutions used on the finest boats and yachts in the world and is recognized for its commitment to high performance and failsafe reliability.