Hubodometer

Stemco Hubodometer 650-0617
Stemco Hubodometer 650-0617

Hubodometer

A hubodometer (hubometer) is a device that attaches to a truck or trailer axle to record distance traveled (typically miles or kilometers). This data can be used for scheduling maintenance, determining lease charges, calculating costs per mile, and more.

History

1952

Howard G. Engler, co-founder of The Engler Instrument Co, is credited with creating one of the first hubodometers (patent 2,638,274).

2002

Stemco releases DataTrac, the first hubodometer with no moving parts (patent 6,940,940).

2011

Stemco releases an improved version of the DataTrac Hubodometer which utilizes two 3-axis accelerometers (patent 8,352,210).

Hubodometer Manufacturers

  • Abbott Industries
  • Jost
  • Stemco
  • Timken
  • Veeder-Root