Wayside Truck (Bogie) Inspection System

The Trimble® TruckView® wayside truck (bogie) inspection system operates on passing trains at mainline operational speeds, even in tough environments, day or night. It is a vision based system which uses high-speed and high-definition imaging to provide high resolution images of every truck for inspection and measurement.

Many truck related defects can cause serious short term and long terms problems and possible derailments. For a reliable and dependable inspection every truck is viewed from at least two angles—top and bottom.

  • Fasteners
  • Spring inspection to detect broken or missing springs
  • Heavy load imbalance
  • Bearing cap and cap bolts
  • Side frame mismatch
  • Bearing adapter
  • Bearing adapter wear plate
  • Bearing keeps
  • Sand hose position and activators
  • Wedge detection and height measurement
  • Individual and average wedge rise measurement
  • Hopper door
  • Earth straps
  • R-clips
  • VTA valves
  • Sliding wheel detection (optional)
  • Truck type identification (optional)

Dramatic time and cost savings, versus manual inspections

Automate and complete friction wedge inspections quicker, minimizing time taken, costs, and issues that disrupt service.

Rolling stock stays in service for longer

With accurate measurements at mainline operational speeds there is minimal disruption to rolling stock schedules.

Limits risk to personnel, works 24/7, even in tough environments

TruckView works in even the toughest environments and at night so field workers are not in unpleasant or unsafe working conditions thereby reducing the risk to their safety.

Digital accurate records, with automated alerts of issues

Providing digital records that are usable across operations and maintenance TruckView reduces manual and paper-based workflows saving time and money. Critical issues are flagged and reported automatically so that corrective actions can be taken with less impact on service.