Executive Insights
Jim Bean Preco Electronics
Jim Bean
Preco Electronics President & CEO

With 2017 officially in swing, it’s exciting to look forward to all the year still has to offer. We have seen incredible success with the release of PreView Sentry and Side Defender and anticipate continued growth and interest as more companies and OEMs discover the value these systems offer.

OEMs are especially responsive to these new systems because they offer more flexibility than ever before and are working on ways to further integrate them into the other advanced features now being offered.  At CONEXPO 2017 a record number of PreView Radar systems were installed on OEM vehicles and equipment. We are proud to have been part of the McNeilus FLEX Controls concrete mixer with PreView Sentry and Side Defender integrating with their system display. Genie also featured PreView Sentry on their lift platform protection demonstration in the show’s Tech Experience.

PRECO is the leader in medium and heavy-duty object detection technology for a reason. Our engineering team is continually working to innovate within the field of safety technology to make fleet operations more productive and safer for drivers and the communities around them. We pay close attention to the mandates and best practices as they are presented and strive to ensure we offer our customers an object detection solution to compliment and further comply with these regulations.

Click through any of the below articles to read more, or contact one of our Safety Specialists to learn more about PRECO’s industry leading collision avoidance systems.

In the Know

FMVSS 111 and the Future of Medium and Heavy-Duty Safety 

FMVSS 111 NTEA DemoSet to go into partial effect on May 1, 2017, the federal FMVSS 111 aims to improve drivers’ rear-visibility fields of view.

Certain vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less must implement a rear-visibility field of view system. According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 111, vehicles up to this weight limit that have been altered on or after this date must have a rear-view system comprised of an exterior camera and in-vehicle monitor. Vehicles in this size range manufactured on or after May 1, 2018 must have full rear-view visibility compliance. These systems must meet specific performance requirements, and must provide drivers with a field of view that includes a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle.

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Innovative Object Detection Integrations

McNeilus FLEX DisplayMcNeilus showcased their new FLEX Controls System on a concrete mixer in March at CONEXPO 2017. This advanced system brings all of the machine’s information together and consolidates it onto one display, while also providing the ability to add or remove options as necessary.

As part of the demonstration, PRECO’s PreView Sentry and Side Defender were integrated into the FLEX Controls System mobile tablet display, which is connected to the mixer via WiFi. As a collision avoidance solution, the McNeilus team installed a Sentry sensor on the front and rear of the truck and Side Defender on the driver and passenger side to provide full blind spot coverage.

Read More Innovative Object Detection

PRECO Customer Success Stories - City of Bunnell

City of BunnellLess than six months after he took over the City of Bunnell’s solid waste department, Perry Mitrano was subbing for one of his drivers and came within inches of killing someone. It was an anguished, unforgettable moment. And it reaffirmed to Mitrano, his department, and the residents of Bunnell that their modest investment in a PRECO Electronics PreView® Radar System was worth much more than the cost of the equipment itself.

Read More City of Bunnell

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PRECO in the News

PRECO has been sharing with others in the industry how its active collision mitigation technology is making an impact. Below is a sampling of where we have popped up in the news. 

For Construction Pros

SAE International

PR Web

Concrete Products

Construction Business Owner

Recycling Today

For Construction Pros

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PRECO Blog  

PRECO has been actively contributing to the trends and topics that mean the most to our customers. Below you will find our most recent blog postings.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Is it Time to Update Your Company’s Safety Specs?

Taking Radar-Based Object Detection Further

The Work Truck Show 2017

Engineering Electrical Design Tools

Skid-Steer Loader Collision Avoidance

Collision Avoidance Solutions for Straight Trucks

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Upcoming Events
 Be sure to stop by and see us at the following upcoming events. 

AEM Product Safety & Compliance Seminar
Cincinnati, OH - April 24-26

IMA-NA Technology Workshop
St. Paul, MN - April 24-26

Tampa, FL- Booth 626 - April 25-28

Montreal, QC - April 30-May 3

New Orleans, LA - Booth 18475 - May 9-11

Fleet Safety Conference
Schaumberg, Il - July 24-26

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Safety Resources



Reducing Construction Site Accidents 

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 Reducing Waste Industry Accidents


Reducing Accidents
in the Waste Industry 

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