Irish company Prime Transport Solutions’ (PTS) pneumatic trailer leg, the PTS50, has been named as one of North America’s ‘Top 20 Products’ for 2015.
Reportedly, the PTS50 product was selected by a panel of US Technology Management Council (TMC) fleet managers and a North American trucking magazine for its inherent potential to improve a trucking operation’s bottom line.
According to Simon Bois of PTS North America, the pneumatic landing leg replaces hand-cranked gear and promises to eliminate injuries and save time and money.
After receiving a first safety award in 2014, PTS pneumatic landing leg continues its efforts to disrupt the US market by staging a road show that will see drivers test the product in real life.
“We’ve seen a 100 per cent buy-in at every stop so far,” Bois commented – saying the new technology would address industry issues such as driver safety, recruiting and retention, as well as maintenance, fuel consumption, productivity and carbon footprint.
The automation of the lifting and lowering process in modern landing gear is a hot topic in the US market in the moment, as Global Trailer reported in late 2014.