Sheldon-Based Manufacturer Adds Telematics Capabilities To Lineup

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon-based manufacturer is introducing a new product to its customers.

According to Todd Karolczak, the Marketing Manager for Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, that company has announced the addition of the Maintainer Connect telematics platform to enhance its lineup of premium truck bodies. The new telematics capabilities were featured at this week’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Director of Product Development & Reliability for Maintainer, Nathan Schiermeyer, says that the connected vehicle is really the future in work trucks. He says that the Maintainer Connect platform will help fleet managers monitor and better understand their service truck operations.

Maintainer Connect can be added to any vehicles manufactured with the CAN wiring system. The system will monitor vehicle location via GPS as well as many truck functions such as crane activity, the weight of each pick, air compressor and PTO hours, and more. Alerts can be set up to notify operators and fleet managers of potentially unsafe conditions or when equipment needs attention.

Schiermeyer says that the system is designed to integrate with other popular chassis telematics platforms. According to Schiermeyer, a subscription to access the data will be free for the first year and a minimal monthly charge after that.

Demonstrations of the Maintainer Connect platform will also be conducted in Maintainer’s Booth at CONEXPO/CON-AGG next week in Las Vegas. Company officials advise that you can learn more about Maintainer Connect at

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