Finnish bulk logistics company RL-Trans has launched one of the safest bulk trucks on the market. The semi-trailer truck, which is used for carrying powder material comes with advanced technical solutions to reduces the risk of accidents.
The new truck has far more advanced security features than are currently required by legislation. As there were no standard solutions available, RL-Trans decided to develop completely customized solutions instead.
One of the most important features of the concept truck is a nine-camera system to eliminate all blind spots. The side cameras are activated when turning so that the driver can see the wheels. In addition, the vehicle automatically stops when approaching an obstacle when reversing.
The truck is also equipped with a lot of features to prevent accidents during unloading. For example, the anti-topple system must be activated before unloading takes place. In addition, unloading from the tank can be stopped via an emergency button if the hose should accidentally loosen. Handrails and a fall arrest system ensure that it is safe for the driver to work on top of the truck.
The truck is also equipped with a lot of features already available in all RL-Trans trucks, such as a alcolock and a drowsiness detector.
The 25-meter-long concept truck is now in normal service at RL-Trans. The intention is to gather experience to see what features can be installed in the company’s other trucks in the future.
Bulk trucks already have stricter safety requirements than other trucks because they are equipped with pressure tanks and also because they at times handle hazardous substances. The RL-Trans concept truck therefore represents cutting edge technology in the entire truck field.
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