Early warning device for tankers wins award

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A device which warns tanker drivers of imminent roll-over has won this year’s EuroTra Safety and Innovation Award.

The device consists of a sensor unit mounted between the rear axles of the trailer and a receiver mounted in the truck’s cabin, providing drivers with instant readings as to stability.

It was created by Bertocco Shell, a collaboration between Bertocco Automotive Engineering of Italy and Shell Chemicals BV of Holland.

The judging panel for the award included: Geert Machenil, EuroTra president; Carl Johan Almqvist, traffic and product safety director for Volvo Trucks; and Hans Konings, EuroTra Co-ordinator.

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