Stoughton® Trailers, a global leader in transportation equipment, stresses the safety aspect of its new Rear Underride Guard. Stoughton’s underride guard increases the ability to resist compartmental intrusion of a car when the location of impact is at the rear corners, providing greater protection to the driving public in the event of an accident.
No one knows that better than accident survivor Terry Rivet and his passenger Mark Robinson. “Early morning on March 2, we found our car headed toward the rear corner of a tractor-trailer that had slid and jack knifed on a snowy, slippery I-90. But thankfully, the rear underride guard on the Stoughton trailer prevented our car from sliding underneath the trailer.”
Introduced nearly a year ago, the rear underride guard is standard on all new Stoughton dry van trailers – with no added cost or weight. New legislation aimed at preventing underride crashes is being introduced with the Stop Underrides Act of 2017.
About Stoughton Trailers
Stoughton Trailers is a top 10 international supplier of semi-truck trailers. The Wisconsin-based, family-owned company designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of dependable semi-truck trailers used for over-the-road trucking, as well as agricultural trailers and other specialty transportation equipment. It provides one-stop build, finance, rental and fleet management solutions through world-class responsiveness and design value. For more information, visit StoughtonTrailers.com.