Indian River Transport selects Bendix safety technology

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Updated Nov 24, 2010

Indian River Transport, a privately owned food grade carrier based in Winter Haven, Fla., announced that it is spec’ing Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full stability on its planned purchase of 350 new Peterbilt 386 and Volvo VN Series trucks. With a total fleet of 470 tractors and 600 trailers, Indian River Transport says it chose Bendix full-stability technology to help ensure the safety of its drivers.

“Once we made the decision to choose stability technology, we opted for Bendix ESP because of its ability to prevent accidents and protect our drivers and cargo under the most difficult weather conditions,” says Johnny Cotton, director of maintenance. “In addition, the level of service and support we receive from Bendix has made them a trusted partner in providing technology and products that support our efforts to take a proactive approach to driver safety.”

Bendix says its Bendix ESP full-stability system addresses both roll and directional stability and recognizes and mitigates conditions that could lead to rollover and loss-of-control situations sooner on dry surfaces and in a wider range of driving and road conditions, including snowy, ice-covered and slippery surfaces.

In addition to Bendix ESP, Indian River Transport also utilizes Bendix air dryers on its entire fleet and Bendix compressors when applicable. “Bendix continues to educate the market about full-stability solutions and their advantages – from an on-the-road performance, tangible ROI and driver training perspectives,” says Fred Andersky, Bendix director of marketing – Controls.