Volvo hosted truck trade press at a safety ride-and-drive event, was planned to test the Volvo enhanced stability technology (VEST) and adaptive cruise control Volvo enhanced cruise (VEC). Here is what we saw as we took to the course. The on-vehicle computers and sensors were put to the test several times on the closed track
The new back-up alarm conforms to SAEJ994 standards and offers waterproof construction using rugged ABS plastic to withstand pressure-washing, harsh environments and impacts. It produces a 97-decible standard one beep per second output.
Following successful trials in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Shell Chemicals’ early “Rollover Warning Device,” which alerts drivers to the risk of rollovers, is now available to transport fleet operators worldwide. The device is a collaboration with automotive components manufacturer Bertocco and engineering company Studio Merli.
Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems is continuing its series of ride-n-drive vehicle demonstrations at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. on Sept. 14. The sessions demonstrate the company’s Active Safety Systems technologies and are open to fleets of all sizes, owner operators, and truck and trailer dealers.
In an effort to further its goal of reducing the number and severity of large truck crashes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has summarized the costs and benefits for three types of commercial motor vehicle onboard safety systems. In its reports, FMCSA defines and quantifies key financial metrics for commercial motor carriers, such
The company offers an affordable regulatory books combination to help shippers comply with the most up-to-date regulations included in the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions. The 2012 edition features a logical chapter order, easy-to-use dangerous goods list, “how to use” appendix, colored borders for quick location, and more.
The RollTek protection system, which has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride high back driver’s seat, combines side airbag protection with advanced seatbelt technology to help protect commercial vehicle occupants. It is available on Peterbilt Class 8 Models 389, 388, 386, 384, 367 and 365.
The key to safety is providing the right equipment to protect drivers, vehicles and cargo – new systems provide this edge.
ASA Electronics said the compact, highly aerodynamic Voyager Super CMOS color rear-mount observation cameras increase backing safety and confidence for commercial vehicle and heavy-duty truck fleets. The cameras have a 117-degree viewing angle, which increases driving safety by eliminating blind spots that surround the back end of larger vehicles.
The new signal, which meets all the requirements for trailers using new side skirting, mounts flat against the side skirt with fasteners and wires into the existing electrical harness. The LED lamp is angled to the rear of the unit and does not exceed the legal width of the trailer.
The newly-developed integrated spray suppression solution combines Spraydown USA’s Spraydown Aero Guard mud-flap system with Betts’ DirectFlex mud guard hanging system. The DirectFlex2 Flexible Hanger System Featuring Spraydown Aero Guard System replaces typical mud flap/bracket components with a combined system that substantially reduces the risk of guard loss due to curb pinch, landing gear entanglement or other such abuse.
The company now offers customers the ability to create custom products online, including proper shipping name labels, custom labels, waste labels, excepted quantity labels, THIS labels, NFPA labels, lithium battery labels, safety signs, traffic signs, placards, seals, forms, pipe markers and tags.