WIRELESS BACKING SAFETY SYSTEM
Manufactured and sold in the USA by Reverse Control, Inc.
Covered under U.S. Patents 7,567,167 / 7,777,617 / 8,013,720 / 8,710,970. Truck Backer® is a registered U.S. Trademark.
The patented Truck Backer® safety system is a “must have” product when it comes to accident prevention and the safe operation of your trucks. Drivers of large vehicles routinely suffer from inherent side and rear blind spots. The result is that backing accidents are extremely common with these types of vehicles.
Backing accidents, like the one shown above, tend to be very costly. Consider the expensive repairs to the vehicle, the loss of use during repairs, and other collateral property damages. And what if an injury or death occurs? The lawyers, litigation and legal settlements may result in staggering payouts to the victims, their loved ones and families. Why do these accidents happen?
IT’S DANGEROUS BEHIND A BACKING VEHICLE
To be seen by the driver, spotters generally operate dangerously close to the backing vehicle. They tend to employ crude and unreliable hand signals that drivers can easily miss or misunderstand. The scenario pictured above is one of many situations that can cause an accident. Ironically, OSHA statistics show that the so called “safety” spotter is often the very victim of a serious backing accident.
Truck Backer can prevent accidents in all types of heavy vehicles.
Our patented safety system employs a wireless handheld transmitter to activate audible tones and visual lights in the cab for the benefit of the driver.
THIS IS A BETTER WAY
Using the Truck Backer® system, a spotter is able to signal the driver from a safe vantage point. In other words, the spotter is out of harms way. In addition, the Transmitter incorporates a “DEAD MAN” safety feature with a momentary style button that defaults with a stop signal if the spotter drops the handheld device.
IN THE VEHICLE CAB
When the spotter pushes the momentary button on the transmitter and holds it down, the driver hears a three beep set of tones and sees the left and right LED’s illuminate solid GREEN. When the spotter lifts off the momentary button the driver hears a long solid tone and the LED’s flash RED. Pictured below are the cab mounted components.
During the backing process, it is common for a driver to loose sight of a spotter as he looks left and right to his mirrors. With Truck Backer the driver does not have to see the spotter to know when to back up or when to stop. The spotter activates visual LED lights and audible tones that occur in the cab. LED LIGHTS AND TONES SIGNAL THE DRIVER … CLEARLY AND INSTANTLY.