Rear Underride Guard from Stoughton Trailers, LLC

Rear impact 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 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 feature became standard on all Stoughton Trailers Dry Vans beginning in November of 2016. Our design impressed the industry and received the Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine's Top 20 Award for 2017.

Stoughton's trailers equipped with the 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.

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• All four supports are integrated into the bar and fastened to a robust under carriage to strengthen the guard.
• Standard on all dry van trailer models beginning Q4 2016
• No added weight
• No negative impact on aerodynamics
• No additional costs
• Available in:
     • Painted carbon steel
     • Galvanized steel
     • Stainless steel

Stoughton Trailers Introduces Rear Underride Guard

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.