Trucking conglomerate taps into truck radar

Comcar Industries, a trucking conglomerate based in Auburndale, FL, plans to install Eaton Corp.’s Vorad EVT-300 collision warning systems on its entire fleet of 4,000-plus tractors. Comcar said it made the decision to standardize on the Vorad units after testing the units in several trucks for more than a year. "We have installed Vorad units in 1,950 of our tractors to date and we hope to have our

Comcar Industries, a trucking conglomerate based in Auburndale, FL, plans to install Eaton Corp.’s Vorad EVT-300 collision warning systems on its entire fleet of 4,000-plus tractors.

Comcar said it made the decision to standardize on the Vorad units after testing the units in several trucks for more than a year. "We have installed Vorad units in 1,950 of our tractors to date and we hope to have our entire fleet installed within 18 months," said Billy Ready, Comcar’s general counsel. All new truck the carrier orders will be equipped with Vorad, he added.

Comcar Industries is a diversified national truckload operation with annual revenues of over $500 million. The privately-owned company operates several subsidiaries, including Coastal Transport, a flatbed carrier based in Savannah, GA, Commercial Carrier Corp., a short-haul fleet, CTL Distribution, a bulk carrier based in Mulberry, FL, MD Transport Systems, Midwest Coast Transport, a 48-statel truckload carrier based in Sioux Falls, SD, and Willis Shaw Express, a refrigerated trucking form in Elm Springs, AR.

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