Truck-Lite Finalizes Acquisition of TrackPoint Systems LLC

The acquisition aids Truck-Lite's emergence as a leading telematics systems provider.

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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," says 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.