Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the availability of IMMI RollTek side rollover protection on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride high back driver’s seat.
“Safety is a paramount concern for Peterbilt and is always an important consideration with fleets,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Features such as RollTek can assist in reducing injuries, which may occur in certain accidents and will benefit customers who utilize equipment with a high center of gravity or who operate trucks in severe terrains.”
IMMI vice president of sales James Johnson emphasized the importance of this protection for drivers of tanker type trucks. “Industry experts tell us stability systems reduce commercial vehicle incidents between 25% and 40%. But, in some situations when rollovers cannot be prevented, RollTek provides an additional level of safety protection for the vehicle occupants,” he said.
According to the company, RollTek combines side airbag protection with advanced seatbelt technology to help protect commercial vehicle occupants. Under the appropriate conditions, RollTek deploys within a quarter-second to minimize driver movement, increase survivable space and cushion head and neck impact. The system provides continuous sensing to constantly monitor the truck’s angular position.
The RollTek side rollover protection system is available on Models 389, 388, 386, 384, 367 and 365, the truck maker added.