Today’s trucking environment is fraught with an increasing number of factors that contribute to accidents – new drivers with limited experience; larger, multi-trailer vehicles; increased load variability; the additional demands on drivers; increased traffic density, numerous in-the-cab distractions; and more.
As a result, today’s fleets need every opportunity to enhance their overall safety performance, while still meeting the demands of their jobs and the needs of their customers – and stability technologies can give them an advantage. Stability systems offer a proven way to help reduce the occurrence of loss-of-control events, as well as rollovers. However, not all stability systems for commercial vehicles are the same.
Two basic stability systems are currently available in the North American market: Roll Stability Control (RSC), also known as Roll Stability Program (RSP) – or “roll-only stability” – and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which is also known as Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Both systems help mitigate the potential for rollovers and loss-of-control events.
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