IIHS Large Truck Accident Facts

Large Trucks Accident Facts: About 1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck. ____________________________________________ Most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. The main problem is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and are taller with [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:30-04:00January 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cemex USA Continues Side Guard Program.

‘Angel Wing  Side Guards’ - Cemex USA continues it's deployment program. December 14, 2017, Tampa Florida - In support of the protection of Vulnerable Road Users,  Angel Wing Side Guards are installed on Cemex's flat-bed trailers - The first in North America. Side guards are specifically intended to prevent vehicle occupants from colliding with the sides of the [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:31-04:00December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Cemex USA and AirFlow Deflector kick of side guard program.

‘Truck Side Guards’ - Cemex USA starts an evaluation program. November 17th, 2017, Brooksville Florida - Through a collaboration between Cemex USA and AirFlow Deflector,  they have undertaken the initial steps in the evaluation of truck side guards within their fleet.  The first in the nation, testing three different types of guards on active vehicles driving [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:33-04:00November 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How four fatal truck-bike crash cases helped bring about lifesaving legislation / Chicago City Ordiannce

Ghost bike memorial for Anastasia Kondrasheva, the 23-year-old cyclist killed last September when she was crushed by the wheels of a flatbed truck. Courtesy of:  ohn Greenfield edits the transportation news website Streetsblog Chicago  Read the full article (Here) A memorial all too familiar to cyclists sits at the southeast corner of Addison and Damen in Roscoe [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:33-04:00November 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Truck Side Guards – Video

AirFlow Deflector truck side guards are safety devices designed to keep pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists from being killed or seriously injured in the event of a side collision with large trucks as they prevent contact with the truck's rear wheels. Watch our video to find how and why they work so well. https://youtu.be/HQHc_FASEaM

By |2017-11-08T13:24:18-05:00October 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Chicago Council Passes Lateral Protection Side Guard Ordinance

City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring City Contractors to Install Lateral Protection Devices / Truck Side Guards as a "Low-Cost" Safety Equipment on Large Trucks What is Vision Zero? Vision Zero is a data-driven initiative that incorporates evidence-based practices, policies, technologies, and partnerships to make our streets safer for all.   Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 / press@cityofchicago.org Mike [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:36-04:00October 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

eServices Risk Management Summit Expo­­­­­­

Las Vegas, Nevada – AirFlow Deflector participates as an exhibitor in eServices Risk Management Summit at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas from October 15th –19th , co-sponsored by eServices Co and First Insurance Funding. The Summit will bring together risk managers, safety professionals, insurance companies, insurance brokers and agents, reinsurance companies and claims and safety providers. [...]

By |2018-02-23T12:40:41-05:00October 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Side guard on semitrailer prevents underride in 40 mph test

RUCKERSVILLE, Va. — A side underride protection device that attaches to the sides of a tractor-trailer successfully prevented a midsize car from sliding underneath the trailer in a 40 mph crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. dsd dssa The latest test was conducted during the Institute's second [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:38-04:00September 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New York Senator Schumer launches a major effort to make truck safer for cars sharing the roads.

 07.21.17 Following a fatal accident on I-81, Sen Schumer  calls for turcks to be equipped with energy-absorbing "Underride Guards" to protect drivers and passengers from crashes - could help prevent future fatal accidents. Schumer: I-81 Is A Major Highway And Any Motorist Can Tell You That Big Rigs Can Veer Unexpectedly Putting Everyday Drivers At [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:48-04:00July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments