How it Helps
Design & Installation:
The truck side guard’s design should be carefully optimized for safety, and it should be built of solid and robust materials so that it can sustain any vehicle impact. The installation should be carefully done by a professional. If a well-made guard is installed in an improper way or if the guard is not long enough to cover the truck’s back base, then a person can be seriously injured or go under the guard.
The side guard protection isn’t cheap; installation costs between $1,000 to $2,000 per vehicle. Therefore, fundings will be needed in the form of sponsorship, partnerships, or grants.
1) Institute for Safer Trucking (IST)
The Institute for Safer Trucking (IST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging cooperation among key stakeholders to give the community a better awareness of truck safety challenges and the data-driven solutions that might solve them. IST is a dependable resource for relatives of truck accident victims and survivors in need of assistance after any truck collision, as well as motor carriers and truck drivers interested in learning about safety changes that may avoid accidents, damages, and deaths.
2) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (NTSC)
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (NTSC) is a forerunner in providing world-class, interdisciplinary, multimodal transportation expertise. NTSC has numerous cross-modal relationships that have resulted in creative solutions with advanced transportation networks. NTSC strives to foresee future transportation concerns and resolve the nation’s most important and complicated transportation challenges, especially those that can be handled via an intermodal systems approach. In collaboration with other organizations, the NTSC studied and promoted life-saving truck side guards. They are involved in the installation of truck side guards on city-owned trucks to improve the safety of all vulnerable road users.