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KLLM, Frozen Food Express to spec Stoneridge’s camera monitor system

March 3, 2023
The two temperature-controlled carriers, who together boast more than 3,500 trucks, plan to install 1,000 MirrorEye units in 2023.

Temperature-controlled sister companies KLLM Transport Services and Frozen Food Express (FFE) plan to specify Stoneridge’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System (CMS) on all new vehicles, according to the companies.

KLLM and FFE, which together boast more than 3,500 tractors, expect to install 1,000 MirrorEye systems in 2023, Stoneridge said. KLLM is a refrigerated truckload carrier, and FFE specializes in refrigerated less-than-truckload (LTL) deliveries.

“MirrorEye represents a tremendous step forward in terms of technical sophistication for the KLLM/FFE fleets,” Wilson Risinger, vice president of safety for KLLM and FFE, said in a news release. “Throughout the validation period, our drivers have told us that the reduction of blind spots, better night vision, and visibility in inclement weather situations, along with the ability to see the end of the trailer consistently through turns, have made operations less stressful and, most importantly, safer.

“We are also pleased to demonstrate our commitment to safety, while reducing the carbon emissions associated with transporting our customers’ goods. We look forward to incorporating MirrorEye on all new truck builds and retrofitting a significant number of our existing trucks with the technology in the near-term.”

MirrorEye is the first camera monitor system to receive an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), allowing MirrorEye-equipped trucks to operate on the road without mirrors, improving visibility and aerodynamic efficiency. MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with external digital cameras encased in roof-mounted folding wings and high-resolution displays mounted on the A-pillars inside the cab. Key features include heated lenses, active color night-vision, automated “panning” to keep the trailer wheels in view, enlarged “zoom” views and infrared “spotlight” for improved docking visibility, and optional video recording.

“Our goal at Stoneridge is to improve safety for everyone on the road, and KLLM/FFE’s decision to specify MirrorEye equipment across its fleets is a demonstration of the tremendous value proposition that MirrorEye brings to the market,” said Jim Zizelman, president and CEO of Stoneridge. “We look forward to working with KLLM/FFE on continued improvements in safety, efficiency, and driver satisfaction.”

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