Old Dominion brings new safety technology onboard

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — After a two-year test period, Old Dominion Freight Line will begin the implementation of new technology to its fleet of more than 4,400 trucks to enhance driver safety.

The North Carolina-based LTL carrier will initially install 1,200 of its tractors with Iteris’ Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, with plans to make LDW part of their standard specification on all new truck purchases in the future.

Old Dominion will begin deployment of the Iteris LDW system in August and expects to have the trucks fully outfitted within six months. The LDW systems will be installed at 10 of Old Dominion’s 178 service centre facilities.

“Installing the Lane Departure Warning system in our fleet of trucks gives us the ability to be proactive instead of reactive,” said Brian Stoddard, vice-president of safety and personnel for Old Dominion. “With safety remaining a top priority for our company, we are confident the decision to install this technology will prove to be an effective means
of preventing accidents.”

In the US, with the addition of Old Dominion, there are currently 35 fleets outfitted with Iteris’ LDW system with a combined fleet size of 18,600 trucks and another 52 fleets with approximately 100,000 trucks conducting field tests.

“We’re thrilled about Old Dominion’s decision to install our LDW system as standard equipment on its trucks,” said Bill Patrolia, director of truck sales for Iteris. “They are the first of what we hope is many LTL carriers to install our technology.”

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