The solution: Securiveur®
Recent developments in international freight traffic, which accompany the creation of the European Economic Area and the opening of the eastern frontiers, point to the continued strong growth of road transport.
According to data from the OECD, the European Truck Park is about 16 million vehicles. Heavy goods vehicles represent around 8 to 10% of the road vehicle fleet and account for around 15% of road transport mileage.
But in recent decades, their activity has increased from 40 to 60%. This progression is significantly greater on some routes. The assessment of the risks created by the traffic in heavy goods vehicles will thus increase as this activity increases.
Today. Although the main difficulty encountered in European statistical comparisons is the use of different databases (depending on the country, vehicles with less than 3.5 tonnes are sometimes included), trucks are involved in 15.3% of fatal accidents whose 5% would be attributed to the loss of the wheels.
Some heavy goods vehicle accidents involve vehicles transporting hazardous materials. This type of accident presents a particularly high risk, knowing that the consequences can be much more serious than for a vehicle carrying ordinary goods. Since transport is a small part of all movements, it is impossible to establishan accurate assessment of the real risk of wheel loss from low accident statistics.
It is therefore necessary to theoretically determine the potential risk and the consequences. Let us note that the loss of the wheels is a taboo subject, due to the negative impact that it would cause in the management relations customers. The safety hubcap revolution is an innovation of general interest and economic, such as the seat belt, the ABS, the airbag, EPS, etc..