The new underride guard is designed to provide greater protection to the driving public in the event of an accident at the rear of the trailer. The new rear guard resists compartmental intrusion of an automobile when the location of impact is at 30% to 100% overlap of the width of the car to the underride guard, meeting the testing protocol established by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and complying with all applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations. This new feature became standard equipment on all Stoughton Trailers Dry Vans beginning in November of 2016. Our new design impressed the industry and received the Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine's Top 20 Award for 2017.
Stoughton trailers equipped with the new patent-pending rear underride guard underwent extensive tests both internally and through multiple independent testing agencies, including crash testing performed at the IIHS facility.
The leading-edge enhancements of the rear underride guard are engineered to smoothly integrate into the trailer, creating a robust and sleek rear appearance without added weight.
• All four supports are integrated into the bar and fastened to a robust undercarriage to strengthen the guard.
• No added weight
• No negative impact on aerodynamics
• No additional costs
Read a press release about the rear underride guard here, and check out the videos of the 30% offset crash test to see how well the new rear underride guard protects the motoring public by resisting compartmental intrusion. To see a compilation video of how the Stoughton guard compares against several of our competitors click here.
STOUGHTON, Wis. (Wednesday, June 15, 2016) — Stoughton® Trailers, a global
leader in transportation equipment, announces the successful completion of the
development and product testing of its new rear underride guard. The underride guard
is designed to provide greater protection to the driving public in the event of an accident
at the rear of the trailer.
The Stoughton® Trailers engineering team was challenged to design, develop, test and
validate a solution that improved our products’ safety based on the recommendations of
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Through the investment of significant time, resources and talent, Stoughton Trailers has
successfully met the challenge without adding weight, and without negatively impacting
aerodynamics or reducing the robustness of the undercarriage and rear structure.
Stoughton® Trailers equipped with the new patent-pending rear underride guard
underwent extensive testing both internally and through multiple independent testing
agencies, including crash testing performed at the IIHS facility in Ruckersville, Va. The
new design complies with all applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations.
“After thorough testing, we are confident that this design will set the new standard for
rear underride safety in our industry,” said President & CEO Bob Wahlin. “We place
such a high value on the safety of both our customers and the driving public that we
have chosen to provide this improved level of safety and performance as a standard
feature — and at no additional cost.”
Available in the fourth quarter of 2016, the new rear underride guard design includes
two additional bolt-on vertical supports on the outer ends of the horizontal bar. All four
supports are integrated into the bar and fastened to a robust undercarriage to
strengthen the guard. The new underride guard will be available in painted carbon steel,
galvanized steel or stainless steel options.
About Stoughton® Trailers
Stoughton Trailers is a top 10 international supplier of semi-truck trailers. The
Wisconsin-based, family-owned company designs, manufactures and markets a wide
range of dependable semi-truck trailers used for over-the-road trucking, as well as
agricultural trailers and other specialty transportation equipment. It provides one-stop
build, finance, rental and fleet management solutions through world-class
responsiveness and design value. For more information, visit StoughtonTrailers.com.