Side Guards

SIDE GUARDS

Side underride protection devices that meet the Energi Compliance Standard

WHAT IS A TRUCK SIDE GUARD?

Side Guards are a configurable rail system made from aluminum or steel or fiberglass panels which are attached to both sides of large trucks, covering the space between the front cab and the rear wheels.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

During a crash with a truck that has high ground clearance, pedestrians/ bicyclist can fall into the exposed space between the front and rear wheels and suffer major injuries or even death. Side Guards work by physically shielding and deflecting vulnerable road users away from the rear wheels or from being swept underneath the trucks rear wheels. Side Guards are designed to be adaptable to any medium/ heavy duty vehicle over 12,000 GVW and can easily accommodate a wide variety of configurations. Airflow Deflector Side Guards are certified to absorb impact force without rupture should a side collision occur as per Energi or Volpe standards.

 

During a recent five-year period, 374 bicyclists and 1,374 pedestrians in the U.S. were killed from impacts with large trucks. Crashes involving large trucks are more likely to result in a pedestrian or bicyclist fatality than a crash involving passenger vehicles. Accidents are also more likely to be side impact crashes. Nearly half of bicyclists and more than one-quarter of pedestrians killed by a large truck first impact the side of a truck. On impact, the Side Guard have the ability to prevent the cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian from going under the vehicle and by deflecting or rebounding the cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian away from the rear wheels of the vehicle.

 

On impact, the Side Guard have the ability to prevent the cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian from going under the vehicle and by deflecting or rebounding the cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian away from the rear wheels of the vehicle.

 

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Be compliant by 2021.

All trucks must be outfitted: Sanitation, Roll-off, Delivery, Fuel, Dump

Available in Aluminum/ Steel Rails or Fiberglass Panels