Tata International DLT has launched
India’s first intelligent trailer at the Truck Trailer and Tyre Expo at
Gandhinagar. Tata DLT’s Intelligent Trailer is fitted with state-of-the-art
technology that provides data required for optimising operation and maintenance
of trailer to the operator as well as the fleet manager, thereby reducing the
dependence on manual tracking.
The Intelligent Trailer will
help in reducing the number of road accidents and delivering enhanced
operational efficiency to the trailer market. Tata International DLT is India's
largest trailer manufacturer and is considered to be one of the biggest brands
for trailers and truck bodies in India.
The company is also India’s first AIS 113 manufacturer certified by
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), along with having
TS-16949-2009 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications for 25 types of its trailers.
Established in 2005, Tata
International DLT Private Limited is a joint venture between Tata International
Ltd and Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers Ltd, Sri Lanka, a Tata Enterprise.
Headquartered in Waki, Pune, the company manufactures products under the brand
name Tata DLT. The company also has manufacturing facilities in Ajmer,
Jamshedpur and Nigoje, Pune.
Tata International DLT
trailers emerge as the first choice for all the trailer buyers throughout the
country mainly due to their low unladen weight; better brake and stability due
to quality aggregates from Wabco and York; and better tyre life. The company
rolls out 700 trailers each month.
Rajeev Batra, Chief Executive
Officer, Tata International DLT said, “We are delighted to launch India’s first
Intelligent Trailer today. The intelligent flatbed trailer is the first in a
series of intelligent trailer types that we are set to launch. These are
lightweight trailers customized to give higher payload, thus increasing
profitability. As market leaders, it has always been our endeavor to keep
innovation at the forefront of our product offerings and develop
revolutionizing products for our customers. We hope to continue to progress
towards our vision of being a complete solution provider in Trailers and
Transportation Industry with competitive advantage in cost, quality and
The Intelligent Trailer aims
to enhance trailer safety, security and efficiency; and offers significant
added value for India’s trailer manufacturers, fleet operators and cargo
owners. It leverages the capabilities of trailer anti-lock or electronic
braking control systems to provide a platform for up to 40 innovative trailer
The Intelligent Trailer paves
the way for India’s trailer industry to upgrade from basic braking systems to
the next level of advanced braking and suspension technologies required for
higher levels of vehicle automation. The advanced T-EBS (Trailer Electronic
Braking System) optimises stopping distances and controls trailer brake and
suspension functions, the system also enables the trailer to connect drivers,
fleets and cargo owners to rich sources of onboard systems and operational
Goodyear launched Fuelmax
Performance - its most fuel-efficient tyre range to date - at IAA Commercial
Vehicles 2018. The new tyres, which are the first Goodyear truck tyres to
feature full silica tread compound technology, achieve EU tyre label grade ‘A’
for fuel efficiency and meet full Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) winter
tyre requirements. These tyres can enable dedicated long haul-fleets to
optimise fuel savings, and assist truck makers to meet increasingly ambitious
EU CO2 targets.
Two new Goodyear Proactive
Solutions mobile phone apps were showcased, offering additional benefits to
fleet managers and drivers. The combination of Goodyear Proactive Solutions and
Fuelmax Performance tyres are essential to optimise performance and further
reduce total cost of ownership and emissions.
The new tyres anticipate
proposed EU legislation to reduce Heavy Duty Vehicle CO2 emissions by 15% in
2025 and 30% by 2030.
The Goodyear Fuelmax
Performance range comprises two Fuelmax S Performance steer tyres and a Fuelmax
D Performance drive tyre. The combination of Fuelmax Performance steer and
drive tyres with existing Goodyear Fuelmax T trailer tyres - also labeled ‘A’
in Fuel Efficiency - enables consistent fuel savings and CO2 reductions.
A long-haul fleet of 100 vehicles using this
tyre combination could save up to 214,000 litres of diesel per year and reduce
up to 557,000 kg of CO2 - saving up to 290,000 euros in fuel costs.
A common feature of the range
is an RFID tag embedded inside each tyre, which allows simple identification by
an external device that links to tyre management systems to ensure future
The Fuelmax S Performance
steer tyres comprise sizes 315/70R22.5 and 385/55R22.5. The 315/70R22.5 steer
tyres have five ribs and the 385/55R22.5 have six with both having tread
features that optimize water distribution and regular wear, with wet braking
performance maintained well into the life of the tyres.
The Fuelmax D Performance
drive tyre is produced in size 315/70R22.5 with IntelliMax Groove technology
also a feature. The tread design assists traction and cleaning with
self-generating grooves appearing at 60% tread wear to ensure life-long
traction, high mileage and low rolling resistance. Full tread depth visibility
at any position is ensured by 16 measuring windows.
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