Adding TPMS on a tractor/trailer (HGV TPMS) is a relatively simple installation with a number of different options. There are options for a stand-alone installation with a screen in the cab for the driver or a connected solution giving the fleet or site manager a view on the tyre performance of the whole fleet. A number of solutions exist for the challenges of drop & hook.

After Market – The Whole Fleet

Why not fit TPMS to the whole fleet? It takes less than an hour to fit an ATLAS TPMS system without the need to take the machine out of action for hours. The benefits of TPMS will save the company thousands of pounds.

Fleet TPMS on a Tractor/Trailer

ATLAS allows a fleet or site manager to manage the tyre performance of the whole fleet via the ATLAS Insight web application.

Installation on HGV’s

There are a number of installation options with tractor/trailer combinations depending on whether you require a permanent connection, drop & hook across the whole fleet or connection to an existing telematics device.

Connected TPMS on a HGV

The following components would be required for an installation:

Part NumberDescription
ATLASFleet Gateway (ATLAS Pegasus)
SEN-200Standard valve TPMS Sensor
ATL-202PLPower and data lead for ATLAS
ATL-333ANCellular and GPS antennas
PLS-850KRF Antenna & Cable (to receive pressure readings from sensors)
Components for a connected TPMS solution
TPMS on a Permanent Connection
Battery Backed - Essential for true Drop & Hook

Uncoupled TPMS Operation

The advantage of installation of the ATLAS in a trailer means that TPMS readings are obtained even when the trailer is uncoupled. An internal Lithium Battery will provide TPMS readings for several weeks/month. Setting a regular heartbeat of TPMS readings and alerts gives advanced warning of any tyre problems. No turning up and finding there is a need to call out the tyre service provider and miss your delivery slot.

Location - Essential for True Drop & Hook

Location & Security

Know when your trailer is even when uncoupled and if there is any unauthorised movement. The tracking and security features mean the ATLAS is ideal for installation in the trailer. As the tractor is coupled the tyre pressures for the tractor & trailer become visible to the driver on his mobile phone app.

See Smart Trailer for full trailer capability.

Monitor EVERY vehicle for TPMS on a Tractor/Trailer

Drop & Hook: Any Tractor with any Trailer.

Treat every unit has a separate vehicle with an ATLAS install. Utilise the features of ATLAS whether in the trailer (battery backed for operation uncoupled) or in the tractor (telematics).

Drop & Hook on both tractor and trailer

Installing an ATLAS into every tractor and every trailer allows for complete management and easy drop & hook freedom.

Connection to an on board telematics unit

If an existing telematics unit is already installed in the cab then fleet management can be achieved via the telematics unit. This can require an integration project to achieve this – contact Tough Tech for details. Integration with Samsara VG24, VG26 & AG34 devices has already been completed and a seamless installation is possible.

TPMS with external Telematics unit including Drop & Hook
Installation of ATLAS is straight forward… …..find out more

Stand-Alone TPMS on a HGV

This configuration provides an in-cab screen/monitor for the driver to see tyre pressures and temperatures. Any alerts are immediately visible to the driver only.

For a connected fleet version use ATLAS

A combination of the following components are required

Part NumberDescription
SEN-200Standard valve TPMS Sensor
LNK-202PDPower and data connection for Gateway
LNK-850KRF Antenna (to receive pressure readings from sensors)
LNK-110Universal Repeater (Connection to Gateway via powerline communication)
PLS-100Pulse Monitor
LNK-220PDPrivate network cable (power & data to Gateway & Pulse)
LNK-800ARF Whip Antenna (to receive pressure readings from sensors)
PLS-914MMounting kit for Pulse
PLS-200PPower cable for Pulse
Components for a stand-alone TPMS solution

Permanent Connection

Is the same tractor unit always associated with the same trailer or no more than four trailers. This simple installation provides TPMS for both tractor and trailer.

Stand-alone TPMS on a Tractor/Trailer

Full Drop & Hook TPMS on HGV’s – Stand-Alone System

Drop & Hook: Any Tractor with any Trailer.

Upon coupling the tractor unit will immediately recognise the TPMS sensors in the trailer and display any alerts on the onscreen Pulse device.

IMPORTANT: The Gateway (LNK-101) and Universal Repeater (LNK-110) need to be on the same power supply because communication between the two is via Powerline Communication.

Full Drop & Hook in Stand-alone set-up

A number of support videos exist to help with the installation for stand-alone TPMS installations.

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