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.