Southfield, Michigan (October 10, 2022) – Clarience Technologies, a global leader in transportation technology and parent company to Truck-Lite, Road Ready advanced telematics, DAVCO filtration systems and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.), has been awarded a 2022 Wabash Platinum Award.
The award recognizes Wabash suppliers for excellence in supply chain performance, considering criteria such as innovation, quality, delivery, cost and service. This is the tenth time the company has been recognized with the Wabash Platinum award.
“Strong customer relationships like that we established with Wabash are built by demanding quality in everything we do,” said Brian Kupchella, CEO of Clarience Technologies. “We are proud of the work we’ve done to support Wabash, and we look forward to continuing to deliver them our best well into the future.”
Clarience Technologies serves Wabash through three of its businesses. Truck-Lite, recognized as the leader in LED lighting systems for commercial transportation, has been supplying LED lighting and harnesses for trailer and van bodies to Wabash for more than 20 years, while more recently Road Ready has provided advanced trailer telematics solutions — its system became standard equipment on all Wabash dealer stock trailers earlier this year. Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) also supplies indirectly to Wabash through its equipment on Meritor axles.
“As our companies are accelerating their new product development pace, innovators like Wabash are pushing to get these solutions on the road,” said Jon Stineman, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales for Clarience Technologies. “We expect commercial fleets will continue to benefit from collaboration between our two companies.”
Two Industry Leaders Join Forces to Innovate Commercial Transportation
In March, Clarience Technologies and Wabash announced their technology alliance focused on trailer applications, including new advanced connectivity applications that will be essential as electric and autonomous vehicles come to market. As a first step, Road Ready advanced telematics, now in its fifth year of production and experiencing exponential demand from customers, is now installed first fit on new Wabash trailers.
Road Ready is “advanced” trailer telematics because it goes well beyond asset tracking, delivering actionable insights to fleets from trailers in active operation. Insights are drawn from data generated from a variety of sensor types installed throughout the trailer, enabling fleets to have line of sight into everything from temperature, weight distribution, volumetric cargo capacity, rear door status and more.
For the Wabash dealer body, this alliance brings an industry-leading factory-installed smart trailer offering. Road Ready is the most comprehensive trailer connectivity solution on the market today, and Clarience Technologies has continued to make investments in the Road Ready business to ensure its solutions continue to be the best in the industry.
About Clarience Technologies
Clarience Technologies focuses on developing vehicle and fleet management technology innovations for the commercial vehicle, passenger car, recreational off-road machine and pleasure craft markets. Through our data and insights, we improve fleet management, streamline supply chain management and enhance safety on and off the road. Since our Truck-Lite brand introduced the first sealed marker light in 1955, our companies have unveiled a steady stream of innovations that have turned customers into long-term partners. Today, Clarience Technologies is a global company known for its quality and dedication to sustainability – and to providing the technologies that keep our world moving forward. Learn more at www.clariencetechnologies.com.
Wabash (NYSE: WNC) is the visionary leader of connected solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries that is Changing How the World Reaches You™. Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, the company enables customers to thrive by providing insight into tomorrow and delivering pragmatic solutions today to move everything from first to final mile. Wabash designs, manufactures, and services a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, flatbed trailers, tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade processing equipment. Learn more at www.onewabash.com.