A study by the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT) found that almost half of all parking and maneuvering accidents in German road traffic occur when reversing. The figures for forklifts are even more alarming: 55 percent of all accidents occur behind the vehicle. A reversing industrial truck is the number one reason for forklift accidents that result in injuries to people.
Narrow racking aisles, visually restricted intersections and confusing areas often make it difficult for pedestrians to see a reversing truck in time. Static warning signs increase caution and warn people of possible dangers, but are not always an effective help in the specific situation. With the Linde TruckSpot, the industrial truck carries its own warning sign wherever it goes, and thus defuses critical situations before they occur.
Increased Warning Effect
The Linde TruckSpot is an optical warning signal solution which emits a light signal to indicate that
the truck is approaching. Mounted on the frame of the driver’s overhead guard, it projects the signal onto the floor behind the truck to warn pedestrians and other vehicles of the truck’s presence.
With the TruckSpot, Linde is setting a new standard for safety in racking aisles and at visually restricted intersections. The innovative warning system takes the proven advantages of the Linde BlueSpot and adds an important feature: A large-format warning symbol with strong contrast colors to provide an even more effective warning.