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Schmitz Cargobull improves proactive safety in turning
Flashing side marking lights now fitted as standard at Schmitz Cargobull as an early warning for turning manoeuvres

September 2018 – Schmitz Cargobull will now be equipping all vehicles from the semi-trailer, curtainsider and tipper trailer product lines with flashing side marking lights as standard, thereby assuming a pioneering role in safety matters.

The flashing side marking lights for trailers aim to prevent accidents when turning. For example, cyclists riding next to the trailer can become aware of the turning manoeuvre much earlier thanks to the flashing side marking lights, enabling them to respond accordingly.

This technical development is based on a change to ECE R48. In Paragraph, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) states that at least three flashing side lights must be linked to the turn signals.

To meet this requirement, Schmitz Cargobull launched its flashing side marking lights back in 2017. Since then, a large number of customers have invested in this offer from Schmitz Cargobull, helping to improve traffic safety as a result. In the future, Schmitz Cargobull will offer this function as standard for all DACH and BeNeLux markets.

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About Schmitz Cargobull
With an annual production of more than 61,000 trailers and around 6,400 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of almost € 2.2 billion in the 2017/2018 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, to production and specialist services such as consulting, trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used vehicles.


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