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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.

Velvac Aero Cam Featured in Motorhead Garage Episode

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The new Velvac Aero Cam vision system was recently featured on the August 7th episode of Motorhead Garage. Click the banner below to watch the episode and learn how the Velvac Aero Cam eliminates blind spots in all weather and traffic conditions, improves fuel economy and safety, and is easily installed.

2020XG Mirrors Now Available on Ford F650 and F750 Trucks

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Velvac, Inc., a leading commercial vehicle supplier of exterior mirror and vision systems and component parts, is excited to announce that its 2020XG mirrors are now available as a factory option on all 2011 Ford medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks.

Velvac’s 2020XG mirror system offers advanced safety, durability, and styling features, with options available for both 96-inch and 102-inch body widths on Ford’s popular chassis cabs.

Velvac Awarded ISO/TS 16949:2009 Automotive Quality Certification

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Velvac, Inc., a leading commercial vehicle supplier of exterior mirrors, vision systems, and component parts, today announced that it has achieved certification for Automotive Industry Quality Standard ISO/TS 16949:2009 compliance.

Velvac Acquired by Prospect Partners and Jeffery Porter

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prospect Partners, LLC along with Jeffery R. Porter recently announced the acquisition of Velvac, Inc. of New Berlin, Wisconsin. Velvac is a leading manufacturer and supplier of exterior mirror systems and component parts to the truck, recreational and specialty vehicle industries. The company’s products are sold to OEM’s and through truck aftermarket distributors and dealers.

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