Schneider makes Meritor Wabco collision safety system standard on new Class 8s

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TROY, Mich. — Schneider National has selected Meritor Wabco’s OnGuard Collision Safety System as standard equipment for all new Class 8 commercial vehicles within its fleet.

The collision mitigation system is designed to provide vehicles with an active braking system regardless if the cruise control is engaged. Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac Stability Control System is also standard equipment on Schneider-owned vehicles.

“Schneider continues to take a progressive position related to safety. It was one of the first major fleets to adopt Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac Stability Control System as standard in its operation back in 2004,” said Mark Melletat, director of field operations for Meritor Wabco. “OnGuard further confirms Meritor Wabco’s commitment to safety systems as an industry leader, providing drivers with an additional safety measure in thousands of units operated by fleets across the country.”

 “We operate first and foremost with the safety of our drivers and the motoring public in mind,” said Don Osterberg, senior vice-president of safety and security at Schneider National. “Investing in new equipment, technology and training to make the industry and our highways safer overall is simply the right thing to do. While there’s no substitute for well-trained and disciplined drivers, we’re optimistic that the OnGuard technology will reduce rear-end crashes or mitigate crash severity by decreasing collision speed.”

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