Road Scholar Transport is starting off the New Year right by installing state-of-the-art safety technology on our tractor trailers.
One of these is a brake system that will decrease the average stopping distance of a truck traveling at 60 mph from 355 feet to 250 feet or less! Imagine what a couple of extra feet can do!
Another equipment we are incorporating that will help reduce the risk of an accident is anti-crash technology. It’s actually a radar system so if we see the closing distance of our truck coming up upon another object stopped or moving more slowly, the ECM (Electronic Control Module) will automatically start reducing fuel, engaging the engine brakes and the foundation brakes if necessary to bring it to a stop.
In addition to safety methods, Road Scholar is continuing its ways of going green. For example, one 2011 truck will now be equivalent to 42 2007 trucks in the amount of emission discharged. That’s pretty significant.
Road Scholar is excited for the New Year and improving the safety of our fleet and your cargo.
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