Stoughton Trailers is once again stepping up to the plate and offering their stronger rear underride guard as standard on all new refrigerated trailers. They made the announcement at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.
Wish I could have been there to see it.
The new refrigerated trailer comes standard with the company’s rear underride guard. It resists compartmental intrusion of an automobile when the location of impact is at 30% to 100% overlap of the width of the car to the guard. It complies with all applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations. The new Stoughton PureBlue refrigerated trailer will be available the beginning of first quarter of 2018.
Fleet Equipment Magazine, Jason Morgan, September 27, 2017, Stoughton Trailers unveils a new refrigerated trailer
Thank you, Stoughton.
I hope that they will also have retrofit kits.
Here is someone who survived because of a stronger Stoughton rear underride guard on one of their new dry vans:
(Photos below are from Stoughton’s Press Conference at the February TMC Show in Nashville, February 28, 2017 — Marianne Karth with Gary Fenton, VP of Engineering, and Bob Wahlin, CEO)
Stoughton Trailers sent me a copy of their flyer which they will be sharing publicly over the next few months — announcing the wonderful news that Terry Rivet and his passenger, Mark Robinson, survived a truck crash, on March 2, 2017 in New York, because the improved rear underride guard on the new Stoughton trailer stopped their car from going under the trailer, thus preventing an underride tragedy!
At least 3 people injured in pileup on NYS Thruway in Warners, By on March 02, 2017 at 1:46 PM, updated March 02, 2017 at 4:38 PM
I Survived Because Of Stoughton
I found out which crash the new Stoughton rear underride guard was in. Here is a photo of a recent crash on the New York State Thruway.
Photo from Syracuse.com crash story: At least 3 people injured in pileup on NYS Thruway in Warners
Imagine. The new guard did what it was supposed to do! There was no Passenger Compartment Intrusion. The driver in this car survived.
Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Stoughton. Thank you, Trucking Industry for responding to the research and our pleas. Thank you, everyone who has supported this effort.
Here are the crash tests done by IIHS on the 5 major trailer manufacturers who have voluntarily improved their rear underride guard:
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I aim to do my part in advertising this Rear Underride Guard Retrofit Kit from Stoughton Trailers. Owners of a Stoughton Trailer can buy this new part and make their truck better able to prevent deadly rear underride by passenger vehicles.
Why would someone not do this — for $500-600?
By the way, I have also heard that Great Dane will make their new & improved rear underride guard available as a retrofit solution on their trailers.
Please help me get the word out.
I just received an email from Stoughton Trailers’ Product Brand Manager. She has begun advertising their new rear impact guard Retrofit Kit (at about $500-$600) and is already getting inquiries.
Think of the lives which could be saved by this! It has brought tears to my eyes.