Flogas Britain has installed Vision Techniques’ BrakeSafe system to 30 of tankers to prevent the risk of a vehicle roll-away incident. The gas firm, which supplies liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers across the UK, runs a fleet of more than 400 vehicles and plans to fit BrakeSafe to all of them ultimately. Fleet manager Steve Moir said: “Being compliant, and safe, is important to us and, whilst we manage our fleet very closely, we […]
As an operator it’s frustrating to purchase new trucks and still have to fit additional safety features, now often mandated to work in the city centre construction sector, which are not currently available to be installed or supported by the manufacturer.
Advances in ‘smart detection’ technology, could sound the death-knoll for ‘dumb’ ultra-sonic sensors, which can not differentiate between moving and static objects.
The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged.