Imperial Logistics protects vulnerable road users with truck safety systems
March 26, 2019: Imperial Logistics has now fitted its over half of the general cargo truck fleet in Germany with safety equipment. This move has been taken to protect cyclists and pedestrians.
Conscious of the constant risk to cyclists and pedestrians who enter the nearside blind spot next to a stationary heavy goods vehicle, and may then not be seen by the driver as he moves off and turns right, Imperial Logistics now specifies safety monitoring systems on all its orders of new vehicles.
The systems use sensors to detect any moving object within the nearside blind spot; depending on the make of truck, these then trigger audible warnings and flashing lights in the cab, or display video of any pedestrian or cyclist who is positioned beside the vehicle.
In addition to specifying the equipment on all new vehicles, Imperial Logistics is also retrofitting it to the remainder of its existing fleet, so that all its vehicles will soon provide increased protection for other road users.
Srecko Muehling, Imperial Logistics International's VP Commercial %u2013 Road said: 'The growing popularity of cycling, along with ever-increasing levels of heavy goods vehicle traffic, mean that the risk to more vulnerable road users is increasing all the time.'