FleetPlow Scraper System Helps Remove Snow from Trailer Top
And keeps other drivers safe on winter highway
We love snow for many different reason, but it is nothing
but a trouble maker on high way. It
temporarily blinds sight, and causes slippery surface which can lead to traffic
jam, or worse, deadly accidents. And imagine a big block of snow, or even
worse, ice, on top of a truck unexpectedly fly towards your car. It is a hit
and miss chance, but can be disastrous. Studies have shown a large number of
winter accidents are caused by flying snow and ice.
This is also a headache for many transport companies. Accidents
means a large loss and liability issues involving fines and settlement
agreements, which poses potential damage to brands. Even putting this aside,
accumulation of snow on truck tops costs money, for example, four inches of
snow will cost you about 1,800 pounds to 2,000 pounds, and it also impacts fuel
For years, people choose to clear snow with shovels. It is
time consuming, tiresome, and dangerous. Especially the vehicle has to wait
before the first one is cleared, resulting in late deliveries. Until then the
Pennsylvania-based Scraper System discovers a new way, the Fleet Plows, to
quickly get trucks or trailers back on the road after snowstorms, which makes
the traditional way a thing of the past.
The system can automatically clear piles of snow from truck
tops within 60 seconds, thanks to the OneTap full automation technology. It
locates the trailer, electronically lowers the plow in place, and signals the
driver to drive forward. All the driver has to do is pressing the green light
button. Let the system do the rest. After the snow is removed, the system is
restored to full height and ready for the next truck to pull in.
To accommodate different requirements, the Fleetplows provides three models: portable, base-mount, and wide-spanner versions. The
portable one is most popular, according to Scraper System because it comes with
four 12-inch wheels on each corner, which can be rolled to different locations
within facility, and reclaims space after winter has passed. While the
base-mount is a base plate bolt-on system with fixed footers, perfectly suitable
for transportation companies and alike. The wide-spanner model is for those who
need wider entrance and exit driveways and throughways.
The Fleetplows is also designed for buses, coaches, vans, Conestoga
trailers, tanks and other special vehicles with uneven roofs.
Fleetplows bears tremendous benefits and
values for transportation companies. The efficient approach of automated snow
removal from fleets helps protect your bottom line and reduces odds of an accident
and liability risks.
However, when the winter has passed, these facilities become
less useful. Even with the portable one, you have to get off the truck and
install it first. It may take much labor to install such a heavy-duty chassis
after all. It is recommended to clear
the snow buildup before hitting the road, but what if you are caught in a big
snowstorm on the highway? So it may seem a practical equipment to ensure safety
in snowy winter days, the seasonal nature of the product may dissuade potential
clients from putting an actual investment.