Spec'ing for Safety - Class 8 Trucks

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  • Spec'ing for Safety - Class 8 Trucks

    1. 1. Spec’ing for Safety Proactive Safety vs Reactive Safety
    2. 2. Volvo Safety Features Optional Features:Standard Features:
    3. 3. Volvo Safety Features Optional Features:Standard Features: 3 point safety belts (Optional bright colors) ABS Additional hood mirrors (NYC Mirrors) All Volvo offered seat options - safety crash tested and approved Cab insulation (distractions while driving and sleeping) Collapsible steering wheel and dashboard Day time driving lights Down View door mirrors Driver’s side air bag Engine mounts designed to release engine downwards if impacted Ergonomically designed dash Fluid dip sticks all on left side of engine away from hot exhaust turbo Grab handles inside the cab keeps ice and snow off of them High-strength steel cab Integral cage built into the cab for driver protection Larger mirrors for greater rear visibility One piece windshield can be kicked out for emergency exit Only truck in North America that can pass the Swedish Cab Impact Test Projection headlamps Raised foot pedals Reputation for Safety is well known & designed for human performance Self cleaning steps Sloping hood for visibility Traction control VEST – Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology Air disc Brakes (RSD) Air release fifth wheel Back up alarm Blue-Tooth Stereo (Hands Free) Collision Avoidance-Adaptive Cruise Control (VEC) Conspicuity Tape Deck Plate Deer/Moose Guard Fifth Wheel Latch Alert-Some 5th wheel models Fire extinguishers by type and application First Aid Kit Flare kits, Flags, Fog Lights Fuel Tank Anti Siphon Screen In cab cameras. Forward and rear facing Keyed at random Ladders, Steps, Toolboxes and grab handles Lane departure warning-LDWS LED headlamps Locking Fuel Tank Cap Locking lug nuts Minimizer fenders OBC’s, Backup monitors, Backup sensors, Beacon lights, Spill Kit Tire Chains and holder (and Auto-Chains) Tire Inflation System Tire pressure monitoring-Smart Tire Triangle Kit Various Programmable Features (mph, cruise) Wheel Chock and holder
    4. 4. “Let the data drive your decision!” LIST PRICE • Collision Avoidance $2,795 • Lane Departure $1,875 • Tire Pressure Monitoring System $1,450 $6,120 • Total estimated average monthly cost per tractor: $70.00 - $85.00 • Avoiding one injury accident ($565,000) will more than offset the cost of these safety systems on a fleet of 100 trucks Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Commercial Motor Vehicle Facts 2013 Estimated cost of CMV crash (2013 dollars)- Fatality Year Est. Cost # crashes Est. cost per crash 2013 $ 42B 3,541 $ 11,861,056.20 Estimated cost of CMV crash (2013 dollars)- Injury Year Est. Cost # crashes Est. cost per crash 2013 $ 39B 69,000 $ 565,217.39 Estimated cost of CMV crash (2013 dollars)- Property damage only Year Est. Cost # crashes Est. cost per crash 2013 $ 22B 254,000 $ 86,614.17 86,614.17 Source: US DOT- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2015 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/54000/54800/54841/2015_Pocket_Guide_- Guide_-_March_30_2015__For_Web_Publishing_-508c.pdf

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