Tata International DLT, which manufactures a varied range of truck trailers, today launched India’s first intelligent trailer at the Truck Trailer and Tyre Expo at Gandhinagar.
Tata DLT’s Intelligent Trailer is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that provides data required for optimising operation and maintenance of a trailer to the operator as well as the fleet manager, thereby reducing the dependence on manual tracking. The company claims the Intelligent Trailer will help in reducing the number of road accidents and deliver 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.
Rajeev Batra, CEO, Tata International DLT said, “The intelligent flatbed trailer is the first in a series of intelligent trailer types that we are set to launch. These are lightweight trailers customised to give higher payload, thus increasing profitability. As the market leader, it has always been our endeavour to keep innovation at the forefront of our product offerings. We hope to continue to progress towards our vision of being a complete solution provider in trailers and the transportation Industry with a competitive advantage in cost, quality and delivery.”
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 operating functions.
The Intelligent Trailer also 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 information.
Tata DLT says it has a range of customisable solutions to enhance operating safety, as well as reduce transportation and fuel costs. The Intelligent Flatbed Trailer Program has functionalities that are on add-on basis, which will help gain performance improvements. Some of the recommended functions which can be helpful in the trailer are:
- Bounce Control
- Trailer remote control
According to Tata International DLT, its trailers' USPs include low unladen weight, better brake and stability due to quality aggregates from Wabco and York, and better tyre life. The company produces over 700 trailers each month for buyers in India and abroad.
Established in 2005, Tata International DLT 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.
The company manufactures all kind of standard trailers such as flatbed, skeletal, sidewall, semi low-bed, bomb-cart; special trailers such as truck chassis carrier, car carrier, tractor carrier, tip trailer; curtain slider, coil well trailer; customized trailers for equipment manufacturing companies and special trailers for defence requirements. These models encompass almost all heavy applications.
Tata International DLT has a fully equipped design centre, capable of meeting specific demands of customers; four manufacturing facilities with an annual capacity of more than 8,500 trailers, strategically situated in the major trailer markets of Pune, Rajasthan and Jamshedpur and an extensive marketing, sales and service network across India. More than 25,000 trailers manufactured by Tata International DLT are running on Indian roads, serving various applications.