Author Archives: SafeTrucks

Canadian Company Develops Fuel-Saving and Life-Saving Sideguards

AirFlow Deflector, based out of Southwest Montreal, now offers sideguards for heavy trucks. The sideguards block anything or anyone from sliding underneath a truck, which will ultimately save lives. The sideguards also offer considerable advantages to a heavy truck’s fuel … Continue reading

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MP OLIVIA CHOW AND CANADIAN TRUCK MANUFACTURER TAKE LEADERSHIP ON LIFE-SAVING SIDEGUARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2013 TORONTO – NDP Official Opposition Transport critic, Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina), is pleased to announce that Shu-Pak, a Canadian manufacturer of heavy trucks, will be voluntarily installing sideguards on all of its new vehicles. “The … Continue reading

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Why scrap a Canadian study that found early promise for safer truck design?

A recent Globe and Mail story highlights a discrepency between what Transport Canada said last fall and what engineers determined through their own research on truck side skirts. In a nutshell, Transport Canada “found no research to show truck skirts could … Continue reading

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Cycle and Sole Ride and Rally – Saturday, June 2nd

Mega (fun) RALLY at Queen’s Park for pedestrian and cycling safety Date: Saturday, June 2 Time: 3pm Why? To push the provincial government to play an active role in making streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Who? Cyclists and pedestrians … Continue reading

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Press Release: Loved Ones of Lost Cyclists and Pedestrians Come Together to Urge Government to Mandate Side Guards for Heavy Trucks  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 28, 2011     Loved Ones of Lost Cyclists and Pedestrians Come Together to Urge Government to Mandate Side Guards for Heavy Trucks   Monday November 28, 2011   TORONTO – The loved ones of cyclists … Continue reading

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Press Conference Announced for Monday, November 28th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Loved Ones of Cyclists and Pedestrians killed in Truck Collisions Join Call to Make Side Guards Mandatory TORONTO – Monday November 28, 2011 Friends and family members of people lost in cycling and pedestrian … Continue reading

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