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Advanced Sensor Testing - Part 1

By John Fadgen on November 8, 2018

PRECO Electronics® has been designing and manufacturing short range radar sensors since 2001.  Extensive testing of these sensors is required to validate operation.  Older versions of the PreView® Radar sensors had a short detection range (<10 meters) and the PRECO engineering team has been able to do much of the performance testing on an indoor test range.  The latest generation of PreView® sensors, such as the Sentry™, have a much longer detection range of 30 meters, necessitating a different testing area.

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Topics: Preco Electronics, Heavy-Duty Safety, Safety Technology

Got Time for Vehicle Maintenance? Then You’ve Got Time to Add Safety Technology

By Matt Wood on August 10, 2018

Many fleet managers like the idea of upgrading the safety technology on their fleet. The problem is they feel there is no time to install new technology. Few managers have the luxury of pulling a truck out of service to retrofit it with new gear. If you’re a big shop with a 24/7 garage, it’s less of a problem, but if you’re running an 8-hour garage schedule, it’s hard to fit in any non-essential work. With some foresight and planning though, many fleet managers may find that there is actually ample time to make these upgrades.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Preco Electronics, Best Practices

PRECO Recognizes the Recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award

By Tamara Humpherys on March 8, 2018

PRECO Electronics proudly announces Fraley & Schilling's Michael Posz as the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award. Posz, who took over as Fraley & Schilling's Director of Safety in 2016, has cultivated an existing safety culture with the introduction of new technology, increased education, and additional onboard training. The results of his efforts realized a 50 percent decline in incidents in 2017 for Fraley & Schilling while his organization has grown from 200 to more than 500 trucks.

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Topics: Excellence in Safety Award, Preco Electronics, Leadership, Safety Culture

PRECO Congratulates the 2017 Excellence in Safety Nominees and Finalists

By Tamara Humpherys on February 23, 2018

PRECO is honored to announce the finalists and top nominees for the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award. This year’s nominees are an esteemed group of individuals who continually strive to increase safety for their fleets and the public. They represent some of the most respected professionals in heavy-duty industries. The awardee will be announced at the upcoming 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, March 7-9th.

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Topics: Safety in Motion Award, Preco Electronics, Leadership, Safety Culture

Consumer Grade vs. Heavy Duty Safety Product Features

By John Fadgen on February 5, 2018

Buy once, cry once.

You get what you pay for. 

These adages are often used to describe not only the price of an item but also the quality. Consumers often have to decide between a low-priced product that probably will not last long term and a higher-priced option that, odds are, will last for a long period of time. Much like consumers, industrial buyers must decide between the cheap safety solution and the more expensive safety solution.

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Topics: Safety Specs, Heavy-Duty Safety, Preco Electronics

CES 2018: The Year of Automotive Safety

By Tamara Humpherys on January 15, 2018

This year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) marked over 50 years of showcasing innovative technology to the world. There were more than 3,900 exhibiting companies, over 300 conference sessions, and 170k+ attendees from 150 countries. Needless to say, it is a very overwhelming experience!

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Topics: Safety Innovation, CES 2018, Preco Electronics

Moving Safety Forward Since 1947

By Matt Wood on January 5, 2018

A Brief History

Founded in 1947, PRECO Electronics has become a worldwide leader in heavy-duty safety innovation. PRECO patented the world’s first electronic backup alarm as a result of watching utility employees on dam sites. Ed Peterson, PRECO’s founder, noticed that accidents were frequently happening while heavy equipment was operating in reverse. The flaggers used at the time weren’t safe because the equipment blind spots were too massive.

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Topics: Heavy-Duty Safety, Leadership, Preco Electronics, Safety Innovation

Applications Open for the PRECO Electronics 2017 Excellence in Safety Award

By Tamara Humpherys on December 8, 2017

PRECO® Electronics, the global leader in heavy-duty collision avoidance solutions, has started accepting nominations for its seventh annual Excellence in Safety Award.  The PRECO Excellence in Safety Award recognizes leaders of change that address safety with vigor, while using advanced safety initiatives and thinking outside the box to make roadways and worksites safer.

 After receiving a record number of nominations in 2016, PRECO awarded the Solid Waste Association of North Americas (SWANA) David Biderman and City of Oxnard Environmental Resources Divisions George Van Hemert with the Excellence in Safety Award.  Both recipients demonstrated unparalleled commitment to safety to distinguish themselves as leaders in their respective markets.

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Topics: Preco Electronics, Best Practices, Leadership, Safety Awareness, Safety in Motion Award, Safety Innovation, Safety Culture

Fresh Eyes on PRECO Safety Technology

By David Hofacker on June 7, 2017

Our team at PRECO is growing! David Hofacker recently joined us as our new Product Manager and we invited him to introduce himself to the masses and share his thoughts on why we do what we do.

Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve been working on the business side of technology for more than twenty years and knew of PRECO’s reputation for good people and strong employee culture. I knew that PRECO’s founder had invented the back-up alarm way back when and I knew that the company had been around for quite a while. I’ve learned much more in the last few weeks.

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Topics: Preco Electronics, Safety Technology, Fleet Safety

PRECO’s Top 5 Customer Service Questions & Answers

By Rita Stewart on July 6, 2016

Safety technology is a heavy hitter in the heavy equipment industry today. The ability to see into blind spots using radar technology—regardless of environmental conditions including dirt, mud, rain, snow or ice—is a tried and true industry breakthrough. PRECO Electronics takes safety one step further by combining our monitor systems with radar sensor alarm warnings. These beep-beep-beeps have helped save countless lives in the occupations and work zones serviced by heavy-duty fleets.

These heavy vehicles often contain large blind zones that present immense safety concerns. Integrating PRECO’s collision mitigation technology allows operators to do their job with greater confidence and peace of mind by providing active alerts, detecting what the operators cannot see. Safety truly takes a front seat next to trained operators to avoid preventable collisions, mitigate risk and save money.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Active Safety, PreView Radar, Preco Electronics, Collision Mitigation

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PRECO Electronics is a global technology provider that improves safety for operators, worksites, and the public. The effectiveness of our patented object detection radar systems is unmatched in heavy duty vehicle industries.

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