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Melton Makes Iteris Lane Departure System Standard on Its Trucks

October 01, 2007

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Melton Truck Lines, an air-ride flatbed carrier with significant international cross-border transactions, will make Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) standard equipment on about 1,000 new trucks over the next three years.

Iteris Inc. is the developer of advanced technologies that help reduce traffic congestion and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.
"When it comes to highway safety and ensuring our customers' goods arrive on time, we believe adding LDW to our trucks will further our continuing goal of improving highway safety," said Bob Peterson, president of Melton. "Safety is a top priority for every well-managed trucking company and we believe that our decision to install LDW will have a positive impact in reducing accidents."
LDW is now part of the Melton standard truck specification and the company plans to have about 1,000 additional new trucks outfitted over its 42-month trade cycle. LDW systems will be installed at The decision by Melton to make Iteris' LDW technology standard on its new trucks came after the company tested 60 units over the course of the last year. In addition to superior field test performance, Melton received positive feedback on the system from its drivers.
Melton's service center facility located in Tulsa, Okla. Melton becomes the fourth major flatbed carrier to install LDW as standard equipment on its trucks.
Melton has terminals in Laredo, Dallas and El Paso, Texas, as well as Birmingham, Ala.

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