Phillips launches new truck-trailer pairing technology at TMC exhibition


By Bradley Osborne - 27th March 2024

Phillips launches new truck-trailer pairing technology at TMC exhibition

Promotional image for Phillips T/T Pair

USA – At the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, held New Orleans, Louisiana between 4-7 March, Phillips Industries Inc of Irvine, California introduced a new connectivity technology for pairing tractor and trailer digitally as well as physically.

‘T/T Pair’ is a 7-way socket which is designed to replace Phillips’ ‘QCS2’ socket for hooking up a semi-trailer to a tractor unit. The T/T Pair’s transceiver, housed within the socket itself, can immediately identify the tractor and/or trailer and “pair” them by communicating with the tractor’s electronic logging device (ELD) or the trailer telematics. The T/T Pair ensures that “the right tractor is pulling the right trailer”, alerting the operator to unauthorised trailer use or unauthorised tractor units. 

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