TG Lynes has invested in a truck safety system to help warn its drivers of potential hazards on the road.

The heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier has selected Brigade’s Sidescan Predict system to all of its HGVs.

As a result, the Enfield-based company is hoping to reduce incidents and accidents, therefore improving uptime.

The intelligent side detection system has been developed for rigid vehicles with large blind spots.

For example, six ultrasonic sensors on the side of the vehicle detect objects and vulnerable road users. 

The system can identify potential issues, regardless of if they are stationary or moving.

In addition, Sidescan Predict calculates the risk of collision and alerts the driver accordingly.

TG Lynes plans to have the truck safety system installed on a quarter of its distribution fleet by March 2023.

Andrew Ingram, general manager, TG Lynes, explained why the addition of the system was so important. 

“We are constantly looking for ways to make life easier and safer for our colleagues,” he said. 

“Therefore, it is crucial that vehicles with complex blind spots utilise technology to help reduce collisions.

“Brigade’s Sidescan Predict will offer peace of mind to our drivers and false alarms are reduced. 

“As a result, they can be confident in the accuracy of the warning.”

TG Lynes has used other Brigade safety products for more than 10 years.

The use of truck safety systems at TG Lynes has made a big difference to the business, said Ingram. 

It has managed to avoid any serious incidents with vulnerable road users, for example pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

“The protocols and safety equipment we have put in place have enabled us to reduce near-miss incidents,” revealed Ingram. 

“And, it has eradicated any side-swipe incidents and road traffic collisions.”