Its first systems are being installed on 40 curtainsiders currently in build at Lawrence David, and will be available to operators from mid-April.
“A growing number of operators are looking for assets that enhance the safety, image and performance of their activities,” explains Dawsonrentals managing director John Fletcher.
“Flashing sidelights are not mandatory, but we know customers are keen to get ahead of the game on safety, and we have plans to deliver more of what these operators are looking for.”
Fletcher says Dawsonrentals is going with the TrailerMaster junction box control system because it is well placed to deliver additional benefits in the future.
“Rather like the early introduction of [telematics] technology to trucks, we expect it to start off relatively slowly, but then build as operators start to see it as what it is: a safety and fleet management tool,” he asserts.
“Alongside the trailer sidelight system, we will shortly be introducing further safety-related benefits into our tractor fleet.”
TrailerMaster’s junction box replaces the standard lighting junction box or plate on new trailers, making it a cost-effective approach to adding trailer safety enhancements and associated telematics enhancements, such as EBPM (electronic brake performance monitoring), TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring) and GPS location tracking via the CANbus.