XPO Logistics trials bridge safety technology for UK road fleet

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Freight transportation company XPO Logistics has partnered with fleet risk management solutions company Vision Unique Equipment (VUE) Group to trial the latter’s low-bridge alerting system for commercial transport operations.

XPO will evaluate the new in-cab truck technology during day and night distribution runs from its Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, depot in the UK. The VUE low-bridge alerting system uses telematics to automatically warn a truck driver when low bridges pose a strike risk along the route. According to the partners, around 2,000 bridge strikes happen every year in the UK, costing millions of pounds in infrastructure damages, as well as significant truck repair costs and service interruptions. The solution eliminates the potential for human error and stores data histories of alerts that can be accessed for training and documentation purposes.

Glen Mullins, managing director of VUE Group, said, “We’re extremely excited to be launching our low-bridge alerting system alongside XPO, one of our most valued customers. Their feedback has been invaluable, and we’re delighted the trials have succeeded. We hope to keep creating more solutions with XPO’s input in the future, to continue to help fleet owners solve prevalent issues through innovation.”

Dan Myers, managing director of XPO Logistics in the UK and Ireland, said, “Our joint developmental contributions to low-bridge, trailer-height technology demonstrate how we live our values of safety, responsibility and innovation. We share these values with our partner VUE Group and are helping to refine their game-changing technology.”

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