Jim Bean Preco Electronics
Jim Bean
Preco Electronics President & CEO

Executive Insights

With 2018 officially here, the PRECO team is looking forward to not only focusing on the future but also celebrating our history of heavy-duty safety innovation. Founded in 1947, PRECO developed and installed the first electronic back up alarm on a truck at a Morrison-Knudson construction site in 1962. The first PreView Radar system was introduced in 1999, and has been expanded to include many new and inventive products and uses. In fact, the PreView Sentry was awarded two separate awards in 2017.

PRECO’s engineering team works hard to identify the direction of heavy-duty safety technology and is actively working on new and improved solutions. We also take great pride in the partnerships we have with other innovators that are helping to move safety into the next generation. As the industry’s leader in collision avoidance systems, we have partnered with other safety minded companies to provide more comprehensive safety solutions for heavy-duty industries and look forward to continuing to help ensure workers and the public make it home safely at the end of each day.

We have a busy year ahead of us, with numerous trade shows, association meetings, and conferences. I invite you to visit our Events page for a full list of this year’s schedule and look forward to seeing you at some point during the year.

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

Safety Technology Reduces Injuries in an Era of Distraction

Safety Technology Reduces InjuriesDespite improvements in safety training, the number of accidents and fatalities as a result of collisions between motorcyclists, pedestrians or cyclists and commercial trucks & buses has remained high over the past 30 years – even increasing in our biggest cities. In the USA alone there were 587 such deaths in 1989, 519 in 1999, and 531 in 2014, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Efforts by commercial fleets to improve vehicle safety are counteracted by more traffic and an increase in driver distraction – e.g. the use of handheld devices. It seems like people would rather scroll through their social media feed than pay attention to where they’re walking or driving.

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PreView Sentry Recognized in Construction Equipment's Top 100 New Products Award

Construction Equipment Top 100 AwardPRECO Electronic's PreView Sentry™ has been recognized as one of the Top 100 New Products of 2017 by Construction Equipment.  Selected by the editorial staff, Construction Equipment Top 100 is the longest-running awards program of its kind in the industry and recognizes the most significant new products announced each year. PreView Sentry™ is the only collision avoidance solution recognized among the Top 100 new products.

Featured online at ConstructionEquipment.com and in the December 2017 issue of Construction Equipment, the Top 100 of 2017 represents the most innovative products of the year, highlighting manufacturers who are investing in research and development. These developments provide equipment users with greater productivity, efficiency, and safety.

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PRECO in the News     PRECO Electronics Blog

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. 

Construction Equipment

OEM Off-Highway

Recycling Today

Waste Advantage Magazine

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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.

The Three E’s of Spending on Safety

How Long Will We Wait for Autonomous Vehicles

CES 2018: The Year of Automotive Safety

Moving Safety Forward Since 1947

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

National Pavement Expo
Cleveland, OH - Booth 1630 - February 7-10

TMC 2018
Atlanta, GA - Booth 1630 - March 5-8

The Work Truck Show
Indianapolis, IN - Booth 1136 - March 6-9

Safety Resources
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Construction Site Safety Ebook Utility Safety Ebook Waste Safety Ebook