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Lane Change Guardian Featured at RVDA

Friday, September 27, 2013

Velvac, Inc., a leading manufacturer of components to the truck, bus, recreational and specialty vehicle industries, will be featuring their Next Generation Vision System, the Lane Change Guardian, at the upcoming RVDA Show in Las Vegas, NV. This new product reinforces Velvac’s position in the RV industry as the premier developer of commercial vehicle vision system technology.

Backup Warning Devices Required in Delaware

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Heavy trucks based in Delaware will soon have to be equipped with devices that can warn drivers or bystanders when the vehicles are backing up. Gov. Jack Markell (D) signed the legislation Aug. 30, stating that all vehicles weighing more than 26,000 lbs. will require an audible reverse signal that bystanders can hear, or a warning system or backup camera that can tell a driver if the vehicle is at risk of hitting something while backing up. The requirement will take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Velvac Launches New User-Friendly, Content-Rich Website

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Velvac, Inc., a leading manufacturer of components to the truck, bus, recreational and specialty vehicle industries, announced today that its website, www.velvac.com, has been completely and dramatically redesigned. The new site, which went live on Tuesday, July 16, is designed to improve the end-users’ online experience with Velvac and elevate the company’s web presence to a level commensurate with its position as a leader in the commercial vehicle vision system and component industry.

Paul Hughes Candidate for RVIA Board of Directors

Monday, July 15, 2013

Paul Hughes, Velvac’s Director of RV and Specialty Vehicle Markets, was nominated to run for the 2014 RVIA Board of Directors. Mr. Hughes is well known and respected in the RV industry, and has been an active member of RVIA since 2005, attending and supporting numerous functions aimed at expanding RV ownership. He has been a pioneer in expanding the usage of camera-based vision systems in motorhomes, helping to improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians, alike.

Velvac Supports WCTC's CDL Training Course

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) recently completed its new Transportation Building, a 5,300-square-foot facility to be used for the college’s Truck Driving technical diploma program. As a thank you for donating two complete Aero-Cam vision systems with Fleet-Guard recording technology, Velvac was invited to attend the building’s ribbon cutting and open house held June 11.

FMCSA Grants Exception for Video Event Recorders

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an exemption that will enable video event recorders to be mounted on commercial motor vehicles lower in the windshield than previously permitted by the Agency’s regulations.

According to the FMCSA, the possible safety gains from "the use of video event recorders to improve driver behavior will improve the overall level of safety to the motoring public." This continues to validate the importance of innovations in the category of video event recorders, pursuing improvements in fleet safety.

Velvac Supports Race for the Cure

Sunday, September 23, 2012

With an estimated 12.5 million people in the US diagnosed with cancer, almost every one of us has had our lives touched by someone suffering from this devastating disease. And it is for this reason that Velvac has been such a strong supporter of efforts to further research and find a cure. On September 23rd for the 7th consecutive year, Velvac employees, family and friends formed Team Velvac to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Breast Cancer walk/run. Different this year from past years, there were several fund raisers prior to race day.

Velvac’s New 2012 Product Catalog Is Here!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Velvac products support a wide range of medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles, from Class 8 over the road haulers, to RVs, buses, fire trucks, ambulances, walk-in vans, refuse and fleet vehicles. Our mission is to improve driver safety and well being by offering superior products and solutions that fully satisfy our customers needs, making us better, faster and easier to do business with.

Velvac Camera System Featured in BUSRide

Monday, October 31, 2011

A recent article in BusRide magazine explains how a camera-based vision system can completely eliminate the blind zones on transit buses, showing tremendous potential to reduce transit bus side crashes.

Paul Hughes, Director of Sales for the RV and Specialty Vehicle Markets at Velvac, summarizes the findings of a research study conducted by the Center for Urban Transportation and Research (CUTR), which evaluated the effectiveness of mirror-based, sensor-based and camera-based systems for side collision avoidance.

Velvac Cross View Mirrors Help Drivers Comply with Recent New York Law

Thursday, September 1, 2011

On July 18, 2011, in an effort to improve vehicle safety, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that requires convex, or “cross view” mirrors, to be placed on the front of trucks driven in large New York cities. This law was written and signed in reaction to several young children who were killed crossing the street directly in front of large trucks.

Velvac first developed front dual-view crossover mirrors more than 25 years ago and has expanded its offering on heavy trucks many times since. As a result, Velvac has one of the most complete offerings of quality front crossover mirrors in the industry. When properly installed, these mirrors will help vehicle owners comply with this recent New York State law.

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