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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.
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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.