The need for less speed
23 January 2013
CRH, a global leader in building materials, uses a fleet of over 200, 2.5t to 8t engine counter balance trucks in its UK operations alone within Ibstock Brick, Forticrete and Supreme Concrete. With numerous locations in
On reversing, the driver aid automatically slows down the truck through the transmission when the truck rear sensors are triggered. The system produces audible and visual warnings for drivers and pedestrians when a person or object is detected by the reverse sensors. At an agreed point, the speed reduction through the transmission is activated which slows the truck down from 5 to 1km per hour. This reduces the risk of collisions and injury to pedestrians when reversing.