• 18-DEC-2013

  • SOURCE: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks Boosts Safety on Slippery Winter Roads

Testing footage from Volvo Trucks Proving Ground Hällered
For trucks with drawbar trailers, slippery winter roads and downhill gradients represent a tough challenge for even the most skilled of drivers. There is always the risk of the rig becoming unstable and, in the worst-case scenario, starting to jack-knife. Volvo Trucks has now developed a solution that significantly improves safety.

In order to minimise the risk of this type of situation and potential accidents, Volvo Trucks has developed a system known as Stretch Brake that automatically retards the trailer and straightens up the rig on slippery downhill stretches.

Available material includes edited packages, test footage, interviews with haulage company owner who has experienced the problem first-hand and safety experts as well as images.