OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BACKING ACCIDENTS
Reverse Control, Inc.
In August of 2004, a tragic backing accident took the life of a young Los Angeles City Firefighter named Jamie Foster. Ironically, she was acting as a safety spotter at the time. A short time after the accident, Los Angeles Fire Captain Chris Oelrich and his brother Curt began work on new innovative solution to the dangers of backing big rigs. In 2006 they established Reverse Control Corporation. Their first Patent was awarded in 2008. Two more followed and a forth is currently pending. Years of prototypes, tests, patent attorneys and engineering produced the TruckBacker System which hit the market in 2009.
We exist because backing heavy vehicles is extremely risky business. Inherent rear blind spots place the driver at an extreme disadvantage. According to NIOSH, thousands of backing accidents occur each year causing deaths, injuries and enormous monetary losses in repairs, settlements and litigation.
Reverse Control's patented backing safety system dubbed "TruckBacker", employs a handheld wireless transmitter that is designed to prevent backing accidents by using state of the art RF technology. Simply put, it greatly improves communication between driver and spotter and it protects the spotter with a deadman style safety switch.
TruckBacker is a product of Reverse Control, Inc. / Truck Backer ® and Reverse Control ® are Registered U.S. Trademarks.
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TRAGEDY SPAWNS INNOVATION
According to NIOSH, even though most backing accidents are deemed completely preventable, we still back over and kill an average of 150 people every year with heavy vehicles. A staggering 15,000 more are seriously injured. The cost is enormous. New innovation from Reverse Control Corporation can help make these types of accidents become a very rare occurance.
BACKING ACCIDENTS ARE A COMMON OCCURANCE