Estes Express chooses Bendix for active safety technology

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Updated Feb 23, 2011

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that Estes Express Lines has chosen its Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program) full-stability system for 1,200 of its commercial vehicles. Based in Richmond, Va., Estes offers less-than-truckload, time-critical, volume and truckload services, as well as global and custom solutions. Bendix says the new business win for will be implemented during a three-year timeframe.

“Safety is our highest priority at Estes, and the Bendix ESP system provides our vehicles with added roll and directional stability in severe weather and driving conditions,” says Mike Palmer, Estes’ vice president of Fleet Services.

Bendix says full-stability systems such as its ESP address both roll and directional stability, recognizing and mitigating 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. Current Bendix stability OEMs include International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack and Volvo.

“Fleets continue to recognize the benefits of utilizing full-stability technology to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control accidents, help improve driver safety, as well as protect fleet and driver safety records – especially with the advent of CSA (Compliance Safety Accountability),” says Fred Andersky, Bendix director of marketing – Controls. “We are pleased to extend our previous relationship with Estes Express Lines by providing them Bendix ESP to help improve the safety of their fleet.”