A promise to protect with a simple solution

Estimates are that annually there are up to *7500-11,000 cases of loose wheel nuts and other defective wheel securing incidents in the UK
By: Checkpoint
UNITED KINGDOM, U.K. - July 15, 2013 - PRLog -- Detachment of wheels from vehicles, particularly heavy commercial vehicles, has been a cause of concern for many years. Detached wheels can just come to rest and cause little or no damage. However, in worst cases they can collide with other vehicles causing accidents and even fatalities.

Research from *VOSA/TRL has indicated that a simple cost effective solution is to fit wheel nut movement indicators and retainers to alert drivers and maintenance engineers of any wheel nut movements.

*Checkpoint Safety the leading global manufacturers, inventors and suppliers of the original wheel nut indicator have championed safety and protection for over 25 years.  According to *VOSA/TRL, this simple solution already popular in the industry could further benefit by helping to eliminate wheel detachment and generate a cost benefit of between £5.8m -£13.9m annually.

For further information on Checkpoint Original Loose Wheel Nut Indicators, Retainers & Accessories please contact:
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Andy Jordan/Holly Sadler
Marketing & Communications Department
Unit 9, Kellet Road Industrial Estate
Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9XP

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 271 200
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 271 209
E-Mail: andyj@checkpoint-safety.com/hollys@checkpoint-safety.com
Web: www.checkpoint-safety.com

Notes for the Editor:

*Checkpoint Safety is the world leader in loose nut indicators. An innovative solution originally invented by Checkpoint MD, Mike Marczynski. Mike immediately recognised a gap in the market, and offered a solution-and the Checkpoint was born! Today Checkpoint has continually innovated & developed new ideas and is now able to offer the widest range of products, colours and sizes in the world, distributing to over 67 countries globally and counting…

*VOSA & The UK Department of Transport commissioned TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) Report 2006 & 2010 into ‘Heavy Vehicle Wheel Detachment & possible Solutions’
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