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PRECO Electronics Accepting Nominations for 2016 Safety in Motion Award

By Tamara Humpherys on November 1, 2016

PRECO Electronics is accepting nominations for the 2016 Safety in Motion Award.  Now in its sixth year, the annual Safety in Motion Award is the most widely recognized and anticipated award among heavy-duty safety professionals.  

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Safety in Motion Award

Start Preparing Now for Future Backup Camera Regulations

By Leslie Miiller on October 27, 2016

Blind spots behind all moving vehicles and equipment can cause serious physical harm and financial damage. The problem will soon be addressed for passenger vehicles. In May 2018, a decade after the enabling legislation was passed, a law will go into effect requiring that all automotive vehicles be equipped with backup cameras and monitors. The Department of Transportation (DOT) law will apply to new vehicles under 10,000 pounds. It is not hard to imagine that these same requirements will soon be extended to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Topics: Collision Mitigation, Active Safety, Proactive Safety, Backing Accidents, Backup Cameras

Engineering Systems That Won’t Fail You

By John Fadgen on August 31, 2016

Picture this: You are flying 36,000 feet in the air, on your way to a family getaway at Disney World, and suddenly the plane experiences a critical system failure. Thanks to the multiple duplicate components and systems on the plane, a new system seamlessly takes over operation of the aircraft, and you and your family safely reach your destination, none the wiser.

The duplication of systems in this scenario is called redundancy, and it’s one of the most common fail-safe methods around. Merriam-Webster defines fail-safe as “incorporating some feature for automatically counteracting the effect of an anticipated possible source of failure.” Fail-safe is further described as “a device or practice that, in the event of a specific type of failure, responds or results in a way that will cause no harm, or at least minimize harm, to other devices or to personnel.”

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Topics: Radar Technology, Heavy-Duty Safety, Fail-Safe, Active Safety, Proactive Safety

Keeping Safety High and Related Costs Low

By Leslie Miiller on August 2, 2016

It comes down to simple math. Invest in workplace safety before an accident happens, and you get to take your savings to the bank.

Liberty Mutual estimates that every dollar invested in injury prevention reduces costs for employers by $2 or more. That’s a lot of savings considering the fact that a workplace injury costs employers a whopping $30,000 on average, according to The National Safety Council.

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Topics: Your Bottom Line, Proactive Safety, Active Safety

Waste Industry Sees Improved Efficiency With Wireless Safety Solution

By Tom Loutzenheiser on June 2, 2016

Preco Electronics’ wireless collision mitigation system is changing the Waste Industry’s use and understanding of active safety solutions.

Developed with the same rugged and advanced features as the entire Preco line of safety solutions, PreView® Wireless WorkSight® eliminates the body cables and reduces the installation time for its customers and OEM partners. 

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Waste Safety, PreView Radar, Wireless Safety, Wireless WorkSight

Tech Talk Fuels Buzz at Mid-America Trucking Show

By Tamara Humpherys on April 19, 2016

For heavy-duty trucking, one annual event stands out as the ultimate showcase of the big rigs, businesses, and breakthroughs that are moving the whole world forward. Called the “three biggest days in trucking,” the Mid-America Trucking Show took over Louisville, KY in a big-time event that drew in nearly 75,000 attendees from all 50 states and 67 countries.

Preco was there to soak it all in, and we wanted to give you a quick run-down of the new trucking technology buzzing around the expo center.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Telematics

2015 Safety in Motion Award Recipient

By Matt Wood on March 31, 2016

Preco Electronics is excited to announce Kim Hodges, Fleet Manager at Montana-Dakota Utilities, is the recipient of our 2015 Safety in Motion Award.  Mr. Hodges, a 20-year veteran of the Montana-Dakota Utilities, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the utility's fleet that spans eight Northern and Pacific Northwest states.  

Preco’s Safety in Motion is an annual award that recognizes an individual who demonstrates the highest initiative, imagination and involvement within the safety industry. 

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Active Safety, Utility Safety

Transforming Passive Technologies into Active Safety Solutions

By John Fadgen on February 2, 2016

Working closely with OEMs and customers across numerous heavy duty industries, PRECO has developed PreView VideoLink II as a flexible solution that supports all popular camera and monitor systems. Our support of industry standards allows us to engage with manufactures and after-market installers to provide operators with a single point of focus for their blind spot needs. VideoLink superimposes the in-cab monitor with visual alerts that show the proximity of the object to the vehicle

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Preco Electronics

Waste Safety Highlight of NWRA Safety Stand Down

By Tamara Humpherys on January 26, 2016

The National Waste & Recycling Association launched the Safety Stand Down initiative this week in an effort to further draw attention to the dangers that come with working in the waste and recycling industry.

During the week-long campaign, participating waste and recycling companies will conduct risk assessments at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing; review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements and then train employees on any changes.

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Worksite Safety, Safety Stand Down, Waste Safety

Cost Savings of Active Safety Solutions are Both Short- and Long-Term

By Tom Loutzenheiser on December 11, 2015

Accidents cause ripple effects: at the point of a collision with the parties involved and throughout the company.  The cost of an accident lifecycle differs dramatically based on the severity of the collision. As the focus on active collision mitigation become front and center within the automotive industry, heavy-duty fleets are also recognizing the importance of incorporating these systems into their safety programs. Unfortunately, many are unsure of how to justify the cost of a robust system that can withstand the harsh environments their equipment encounters.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Collision Mitigation, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Autonomous Vehicles

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