This is the second of five in the Driver Solutions blog series, and investigates why a roof detection system can reduce risk in indoor/outdoor operations.
For operations that move goods from indoors to outdoors and vice versa, the speed of the vehicle through that transition should often vary dependent on the regulations of the site.
With the ever-increasing demands on operations to be more efficient and make better use of space available, the space to manoeuvre loaded machines indoors gets tighter meaning more care needs to be taken, and lower speeds should be adopted. There will likely be far more space to manoeuvre outdoors, and the load may even have a distance to travel to its destination, allowing for the load to be handled safely and more efficiently at a greater speed than indoors.
It could be easy for drivers to misjudge the required change in speed if they have been travelling at the higher speed outdoors, so some additional protection and assurance may be helpful.
Incorporating a ‘roof detection system’ at the specification stage enables automatic switching between different speeds by utilising a sensing system capable of detecting ceilings heights up to 15 metres, when entering a building.
This will ensure the truck can only move at an appropriate speed that has been pre-selected by you, helping to protect your environment and comply with your onsite requirements.