PETERBILT LAUNCHES ROLLTEK® SIDE ROLLOVER PROTECTION ON PETERBILT VEHICLES
Denton, TX (May 9, 2011)
Peterbilt Motors Company announces the availability of IMMI RollTek® side rollover protection on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the Atlas Premium Air Ride, high back driver’s seat.
“Safety is a paramount concern for Peterbilt and is always an important consideration with fleets,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Features such as RollTek can assist in reducing injuries which may occur in certain accidents and will benefit customers who utilize equipment with a high center of gravity or who operate trucks in severe terrains.”
IMMI vice president of sales, James Johnson, emphasized the importance of this protection for drivers of tanker type trucks. “Industry experts tell us stability systems reduce commercial vehicle incidents between 25 and 40 percent. But, in some situations when rollovers cannot be prevented, RollTek provides an additional level of safety protection for the vehicle occupants” Johnson said.
RollTek combines side airbag protection with advanced seatbelt technology to help protect commercial vehicle occupants. Under the appropriate conditions, RollTek deploys within a quarter-second to minimize driver movement, increase survivable space and cushion head and neck impact. The system provides continuous sensing to constantly monitor the truck’s angular position.
The RollTek side rollover protection system is available on Models 389, 388, 386, 384, 367, and 365.
IMMI®, based in Westfield, Ind., is the leading provider of seat belt systems and advanced occupant protection for commercial vehicles. Utilizing its on-site crash testing laboratory, IMMI works hand-in-hand with commercial vehicle manufacturers to develop custom restraint systems specifically for commercial vehicles, including heavy trucks, fire apparatus, ambulances, industrial equipment and military vehicles. IMMI serves these customers with advanced systems, including side roll protection, frontal collision and other technologies that meet the unique safety needs of commercial vehicle occupants. For more information about IMMI, visit www.imminet.com.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.