“We’re excited to get the safety and maintenance benefits of LED lighting into as many vehicles as we can. It’s huge to have our product on a fleet with the reputation of KLLM-Frozen Foods Express,” said Homer Newsome, senior vice president of customer satisfaction at Truck-Lite.
Truck-Lite’s LED headlights offer improved driver visibility through its more natural color of light, leading to improved object recognition at night and increased daytime visibility, according to the manufacturer. The company also noted that Truck-Lite’s LED beam pattern also reduces eyestrain for drivers and reduces harsh headlight glare to oncoming traffic. An additional benefit is a significant reduction in amperage draw on the vehicle’s electrical system, freeing up power for other uses, added Truck-Lite.
“This is a complement to our existing suite of safety features. Driver safety has always been our number one priority and we feel that this improvement is a key step in keeping safety first,” said Jim Richards, president of KLLM-Frozen Foods Express.
The fleet, which operates with over 3,500 tractors and 5,000 trailers, will begin its transition to LED forward lighting by installing Truck-Lite Custom LED headlights into all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models—nearly 700 trucks—which will start delivering in February 2015.