Bridge alert tech trials undertaken by VUE and XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics and fleet risk management supplier VUE group are trialling the latter’s Low Bridge Alerting System for commercial use.

XPO is evaluating the in-cab technology, which promises to reduce the risk of bridge strikes in fleets and remove “human error” from the equation.

The trials are taking place both at day and night during XPO’s runs from its Bury St Edmunds depot. The system uses telematics to warn drivers when low bridges present strike risks en route. The alerts are stored as data histories and can be used for training and documentation.

The Low Bridge Alerting System will be available for rigid vehicles including coaches and buses.

“We’re extremely excited to be launching our Low Bridge Alerting System alongside XPO, one of our most valued customers,” says Glen Mullins, Managing Director, VUE Group. “Its feedback has been invaluable, and we’re delighted the trials have succeeded.

“We hope to keep creating more solutions with XPO’s input in the future, to continue to help fleet owners solve prevalent issues through innovation.”

Adds Dan Myers, Managing Director, UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “Our joint developmental contributions to low bridge, trailer-height technology demonstrate how we live our values of safety, responsibility and innovation. We share these values with our partner VUE Group and are helping to refine their game-changing technology.