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Purchase Truck HGV Fresnel Lens Online

September 26th, 2019 Comments off

Truck Fresnel Lens Blind Spot Mirror – Purchase Online
Purchase The Truck Fresnel Lens Via PayPal

A Truck Fresnel Lens press-fits inside the truck’s passenger side window, like a mirror, a Fresnel Lens affords the driver a normal, (through the window) view of what’s close to his cab, not a reversed or inverted mirror image. That means the driver will assimilate any danger much faster and react far more quickly.

Due to a blind spot, drivers of trucks cannot see smaller vehicles or other vulnerable road users which are immediately next to the passenger side door of their HGV. These unseen road users can be hit if the truck changes lane in their direction.

London has become the first city in Britain to fine the drivers of HGVs not fitted with equipment to protect cyclists.

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1 x Truck Fresnel Lens – £9.99 + VAT = £11.99 Purchase Via PayPal Now

2 x Truck Fresnel Lens – £19.98 + VAT = £23.98 Purchase Via PayPal Now

5 x Truck Fresnel Lens – £47.50 + VAT = £57.00 Purchase Via PayPal Now

To purchase multiple Fresnel Len’s, use the open value PayPal link below, multiply the price against the required quantity, don’t forget to add the VAT.

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Truck Blind Spot Lens Receives Excellent Feedback

Fresnel lenses are now accepted by Transport for London

HGV Fuel / Diesel Protection

August 15th, 2019 Comments off

HGV Fuel Theft Advert In Commercial Motor


The July edition of Commercial Motor highlighted a feature on Fuel Theft from commercial vehicles, titled “An Inside Job?”

The feature advised that fuel theft doesn’t just take place in laybys, its likely to happen much closer to home.

Commercial motors article explained on how to spot & deal with internal HGV fuel pilfering.

Below are some reported incidents of Commercial Vehicle Diesel Theft in the UK.

Anti Siphon DevicesTruck Fuel Tank Alarms & Tank Sender Cover Protection 

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Fuming Over Stolen Truck Diesel?

Hauliers have been advised to be on their guard after a load worth £18,000 was stolen from a truck in Northamptonshire last week.

Thieves broke into the lorry, which was parked in an A14 lay-by overnight on Wednesday 19 February, and took around 1,000 bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin.

The thieves are believed to have used a van in the raid, which occurred between 8pm on Wednesday and 5am on Thursday 20 February.

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North Yorkshire Police are urging hauliers to keep their vehicles properly secured overnight after a truck was stolen in Leyburn earlier this week.

The Scania truck with a curtainsided trailer was taken from Moor Road, sometime overnight between Monday 12 August and Tuesday 13 August.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police was unable to confirm which company operated the truck and hauliers in the area seemed unaware that the theft had taken place.

Police have advised that vehicles are kept in locked compounds when not in use and are fitted with GPS or tracking devices, enabling operators to locate vehicles if they are stolen.

 

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HGV Fuel Theft Advert In Commercial Motor

Truck EBS Brake Tester

July 31st, 2019 No comments

This Is The ISOCheck EBS Plus Tool.

Designed By Our In House Tech Team The ISOCheck Tool Will Test The ISO7638 Socket On The Rear Of A Tractor Unit.

Trucks first used on the road on or after 1 May 2002 must be fitted with ISO 7638 connections. If a truck is fitted with an Electronic Braking System (EBS) and is towing a trailer fitted with EBS then a 7 core cable must be used. Trucks & Trailers with a defective EBS system (especially double decker trailers) would vastly increase the chances of roll over or jack-knife.

The simple & quick procedure of attaching the tester to the ISO7638 Truck Susie Socket and turning on the ignition will confirm Green for Good Or Red for Fault! So when the truck is returned to the road all information from the trucks ISO7638 can be trusted & proven.

Also, if the RED light indicates a fault, ISOCheck EBS-Plus will indicate which pin is at fault. Once the initial power test is complete with a RED fault light, ISOCheck will then go into diagnostic mode and flash a 1 to 7 count sequence in relation to the faulty pin.

ISOCheck EBS will test all electronic braking systems, Wabco, Knorr Bremse and Haldex, covering the differences between the early generations and the latest.

So for truck manufacturer workshops to large haulage fleets to small independent commercial repairers, ISOCheck Is An Ideal Tool!

Inspection Sheet Check Of The ISO Brake Line Creates A Safety Brake Check.

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The Electronic Braking System (EBS) Susie or the ISO 7638

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Truck & Trailer ULTRASONIC SIDE & REAR DETECTION SYSTEM

July 9th, 2019 Comments off

The aide automotive Fleet side/rear proximity detection system has been designed with safety in mind.

When used with our custom built combination speed/turn indicator trigger module, enables ultrasonic detection of obstacles for HGVs & LGVs.

Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents.

But also blind spot side swipes and obstacles each side of an articulated truck are major hazards.

For the low cost of a detection system for HGV’s, a massive saving could be made!!

aide automotive have the facility to expertly install Truck detection systems, Diesel Tank Alarms & many other on board safety & efficiency products.

HGV Cyclist Blind Spot Prevention

Truck Reversing is often the cause of vehicle damage or human injury. Fines have been issued to transport operators for employee injury and high costs in repairs for simple low speed reversing incidents.

 

 

Commercial Vehicle Brake Testing Up To Standard?

May 18th, 2018 Comments off

Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance

The Governments Moving On Blog recently posted the below press.
Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance regime that needs to happen at every safety inspection.
And, if you find any braking performance problems while the vehicle or trailer is in use, you’ll need to get a measured brake efficiency test before you use the vehicle again.
For most of you, this is standard practice and shows that you’re committed to running your fleet compliantly and protecting other road users.
Tragic consequences
But unfortunately some licence holders don’t meet the minimum standards and the consequences can be devastating.
In 2015, DVSA examiners investigated a road traffic incident involving a 32-tonne tipper vehicle. Four people, including a four-year-old girl, were killed when the vehicle’s brakes failed on a steep hill.
Our investigation found the operator’s brake testing was far below the required standards. The company’s approach to brake testing was nowhere near thorough enough, and on 5 out of 13 safety inspection records, the brake test section had been left blank.
In the other records, the comments were too limited for anyone to understand what they meant.
Successful court convictions
Two individuals from the company were each convicted of four counts of manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court.
The company director was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison and the mechanic was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison.
The Traffic Commissioner revoked the company’s operator’s licence and both the company and its director were disqualified from holding or obtaining another operator’s licence for two years.
Even if nothing this catastrophic happens, our vehicle examiners  will still take your vehicle off the road and can issue you with a fixed penalty if they find dangerous problems with your brakes. This could lead to an investigation and referral to the Traffic Commissioner.
Following best practice
You should carry out routine safety inspections of your vehicles on a regular basis. Annex 4 of the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness provides tips for you to work out how often a vehicle needs to be inspected.
A braking test needs to form a part of each safety inspection. If possible, you should always brake test a vehicle or trailer laden. You should also use a calibrated roller brake tester (RBT) to measure:
?    individual brake performance
?    overall braking efficiency
You should undertake brake testing with the vehicle or trailer laden in order to get meaningful results. If this test shows the brakes aren’t working properly, then the vehicle or trailer isn’t roadworthy.
You could also use an approved and calibrated decelerometer to measure overall brake efficiency if you’re testing vehicles without trailers.
And you should always try and obtain a printout of the brake test from either the RBT or decelerometer and make sure it’s attached to the safety inspection record. If you can’t get a printout, the inspector should record the results on the safety inspection report instead.
If you can’t carry out a brake test during a safety inspection, the vehicle’s braking performance must be assessed using a road test.
This needs to be carried out under controlled and safe conditions. The safety inspection record should also say that the brake performance was assessed by a road test.
You can use an Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring System (EBPMS) to assess trailer braking performance using data collected while the vehicle is in use.
aide automotive market decelerometer brake testers for commercial vehicles, the Bowmonk BrakeCheck is a known quality product for the UK’s truck, bus & coach market as well as around the world.
The latest addition to the BrakeCheck range is the BrakeCheck GEO, with a built in GPS receiver this decelerometer will provide a GPS location to each brake test.
Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or email info@aideautomotive.com
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Bowmonk BrakeCheck + GPS

April 30th, 2018 Comments off

Portable Brake Tester Now Incorporates GPS Data

The Bowmonk BrakeCheck is probably the best known portable MOT & Commercial Vehicle Brake Tester around.

With over 20,000 brake testers sold, the Bownonk BrakeCheck is a valuable tool for many transport / haulage workshops and MOT stations in he UK & around the world.

With this and to increase the products quality we can now release a new addition to the BrakeCheck family of products – BrakeCheck Geo

BrakeCheck Geo includes a built-in GPS receiver. When combined with the optional wireless printer, BrakeCheck Geo includes the latitude and longitude of the brake test finish point on the receipt, thereby providing a record of the brake test location.
The GPS facility can be turned on or off by the user as required and an indicator LED shows the GPS status. If the GPS facility is enabled, the unit will not conduct a brake test until a GPS fix has been obtained.
Decelerometer testing of commercial vehicles can now be proven further with this device, GPS location and time & date will 100% prove a test has taken place.
BrakeCheck Geo stores 99 Service Brake Tests & 99 Hand Brake tests within its memory capacity.
With a price of £499.00 + vat the Bowmonk BrakeCheck Geo is still a cost effective brake test for commercial vehicle inspection sheet tests.
Contact aide automotive for sales support, purchasing or just to have a chat!!

 

 

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Vehicle Truck, Bus, Coach Winter Battery Test

April 26th, 2018 Comments off

Truck Bus, Coach Winter Battery Test
Cold Weather Means Vehicle Battery Tests More Beneficial
Cold weather is especially hard on Car, Van, Truck, Bus & Coach batteries.

According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength, during cold temperatures starting an engine can take up to twice as much current as needed under normal conditions.

Cold weather inhibits the chemical reaction necessary to make a battery work, which is often the reason you may have trouble starting a vehicle on a cold winter morning! Cold weather together with a lack of vehicle usage, especially over the festive period, every year leads to high numbers of assistance call outs.

During the cold winter months, the last thing is a breakdown due to vehicle battery problems. A vehicle battery’s ability to charge is also reduced in the cold weather.

Charge and test is the recommendation for all garages while service or MOT-ing vehicles this winter.

Charging batteries will replace the lost capacity that modern day gadgets use, a vehicles recharging circuit will only replace the lost capacity through driving. Sat navs, mobiles phones and DVDs for example could slowly discharge a battery and cause a flat battery breakdown.

aide automotive have been marketing the Midtronics Battery Tester for over 10 years, with some great customer response over this period the Midtronics range offer ease of use and accurate diagnose compared to other cheaper models.

aide automotive have a range of new and used Midtronics Testers, with some used testers in perfect condition offering a good saving from a new tester.

To equip a workshop with a excellent tester before the winter hits and keep vehicles on the road contact use by clicking on Midtronics Battery Tester and ask for pricing and specification of 12 volt Battery Testers or 24 Volt System Testers.

 

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Protective shield for a Truck Fuel Tank Sender

January 17th, 2018 Comments off

Truck Sender Tank Security

New Sender Shield Protection

Sender Safe is a new product to help with fuel security around a Truck Diesel Fuel Tank.

Sender Safe is a robust and easy to fit protective shield for a Truck Fuel Tank Sender unit, increased protection of the fuel tank filler entry by fitting anti siphon devices has meant the Sender Unit is now the way to steal fuel.

The Sender Safe unit sits on top of the fuel tank attached by the fuel tank mounting straps, Sender Safe prevents access and damage to the Fuel Tank Sender Unit.

A recent enquiry from a northern haulier advised the cost of a Sender Rip out to be £800, that’s including the fuel stolen.

Cost effective and in house or on site fitting, Sender Safe takes one more step in fuel security.

aide automotive specialise in truck fuel tank security, with 3 unique products to protect a truck diesel tank.

Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 or via the contact page – aide automotive Contact!

 

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Truck 360 Deg Camera Installation

October 31st, 2017 Comments off

ALTip Ltd Start A Fleet Install Of Camera’s & TankGuard

ALTip is a Derbyshire haulage business operating from Swadlincote, servicing the quarry industry in the area to destinations near and far. ALTip is a story which has developed over a period spanning nearly 5 years.

ALTip has made a considerable investment in making the truck fleet as safe as possible with the currently available technology. Installing 360 Deg Cameras and fuel theft prevention alarms is that start of a continued investment to meet the Silver FORS accreditation.

What is FORS For?
The aim of FORS is simple. One over-arching scheme that encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions. FORS is a voluntary scheme that helps improve operators’ performance in each of these areas.
For vehicle operators, it offers peace of mind that they are meeting their legislative requirements, as well as helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs and win work.
FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators and allows access to a range of exclusive accreditation benefits.
Accreditation also provides us with the tools to become safer, greener and more efficient. It is an excellent way to prove to our existing and potential customers our credentials as a high performing operator who adheres to high quality standards.
aide automotive can supply and install multiple camera and safety products for all commercial vehicles.
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FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini-bus, coach and bus operators

Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

October 19th, 2017 Comments off

Truck Emission Testing DVSA

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check.

The DVSA are set to target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to improve air quality.

In May 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a draft plan to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK.

This included looking at ways to reduce emissions produced by vehicles, including those used commercially. A final plan will be published by 31 July.

Fraudulent emissions readings

The DVSA’s enforcement staff, and their European counterparts, have found evidence that drivers and operators use emissions cheat devices to cut the cost of operating.

These include:

Using devices designed to stop emissions control systems from working
Removing the diesel particulate filter or trap

Using cheap, fake emission reduction devices or diesel exhaust fluid

Using illegal engine modifications which result in excessive emissions
Removing or bypassing the exhaust gas recirculation valve

Taking action against emission cheats

DVSA enforcement officers will give the driver and operator 10 days to fix the emissions system if they find a vehicle with tampered emissions readings. If the emissions system isn’t fixed within 10 days, DVSA will issue a fine and stop the vehicle being used on the road.

DVSA enforcement staff can insist that a vehicle be taken off the road immediately if they find a driver or operator is repeatedly offending.

Working with the EU

DVSA will investigate all Great Britain operators cheating emissions and pass the findings to the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, who have the power to remove operator licences.

DVSA will also continue to work with counterpart agencies across Europe, and further afield, to make sure that all offences committed by non-Great Britain hauliers are dealt with locally.

DVSA Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn, said: DVSA’s priority is to protect you from unsafe drivers and vehicles. We are committed to taking dangerous vehicles off Britain’s roads and this new initiative to target emissions fraud is a key part of that. Anyone who flouts the law is putting other road users, and the quality of our air, at risk. We won’t hesitate to take these drivers, operators and vehicles off our roads.”

Even though the roadside checks will be to search out the cheat devices, the operators who omit emissions over the required standards could be penalised.

Checking commercial vehicle emissions within inspection intervals will confirm no emission regularities on the roadside.

aide automotive market workshop emissions monitors for quick indication emission checks. Contact us for further details.

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