Moves afoot on side and rear under-run protection

The direction of measures to extend under-run protection to the sides and rear of rigids and trailers has marked discussion at the ATA Technical and Maintenance Conference.

It was one antidote to public doubts about the industry’s attention to the safety of cars around trucks on display, another being increasing visibility of equipment. At the conference sidelines, ATA engineering consultant Bob Woodward tells ATN the Industry Technical Council is working on a technical advisory procedure (TAP) on side under-run protection (SUP) systems and a rear under-run protection system.
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