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Frozen Foods Fleet to Install Forward LED Lighting on 700 Trucks

January 12, 2015

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Photo: KLLM
Photo: KLLM

KLLM-Frozen Food Express announced that it would be installing Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all of its new trucks. It will begin installing the lighting on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models, nearly 700 trucks, in February 2015.

KLLM-Frozen Food Express is based in Richland, Miss., and operates over 3,500 trucks and 5,000 trailers.

“This is a complement to our existing suite of safety features,” said Jim Richards, president of KLLM-Frozen Food Express. “Driver safety has always been our number one priority and we feel that this improvement is a key step in keeping safety first.”

Truck-Lite’s LED headlights offer improved driver visibility at night as well as increased daytime visibility, according to the company. The LED lights also draw fewer amps from a vehicle’s electrical system, which Truck-Lite says can result in 50 times longer lighting system life than conventional halogen technology.

"This fleet has decided to go all in on safety," Truck-Lite spokesman Mitchell Wilston told HDT. "We see a lot of fleets with a gradual transition but, for the size of the fleet, this is a rather abrupt conversion.

"Just a few years ago, LED lighting was looked at as an expensive upgrade. More and more, fleets are coming to the conclusion that what was once considered a large expense is a small price to pay for a dramatic increase in safety."

Comments

  1. 1. haller [ January 14, 2015 @ 07:28PM ]

    nothing like a 'blinding' gimmick that will give you a larger tax deduction and lower your insurance rates, so your inexperienced bluegill so called truck drivers who don't know how to shift a transmission and don't know what a turn signal is can tailgate ever 4 wheeler who won't get out of their way. By the way,, for the larger carriers, four headlights are not enough as on your wife's Toyota,, class 8 trucks with inexperienced drivers OR drivers that are not AMERICAN CITIZENS should be equipped with six headlights.. All for the sake of safety...

 

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