SafeConnect

Overview

The coupling of a tractor unit and trailer can be a potentially dangerous practice, just a moments loss of concentration or failure to adhere to safety protocols can lead to potential vehicle rollaways or even crushing incidents.

SafeConnect from Maple Fleet Services is a revolutionary safe trailer coupling device, that ensures a trailers braking system is permanently applied throughout the coupling process, protecting the driver until they return to the vehicle cab and are in full control of the vehicle.

A pneumatic valve mounted underneath the trailer at a point close to the king pin, SafeConnect blocks airflow to the trailer via the emergency line, ensuring tractor & trailer cannot inadvertently move whilst the driver is away from the cab. Only once the driver has depressed the vehicle brake pedal, will air be released down the redline and in doing so return normal braking functionality.

There are no additional procedures for the driver to remember or action, they simply continue about their usual coupling procedure ensuring that safe trailer coupling is carried out each and every time. 

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Features and Benefits

  • SafeConnect from Maple Fleet Services, ensures that a trailers braking system is permanently applied throughout the coupling process
  • Protects driver against potential crushing on the catwalk when connecting the service line
  • Prevents trailer roll-away incidents caused by inadvertent release of trailer brakes
  • Blocks airflow to the emergency redline until coupling completed
  • Drivers do not need to carry out additional procedures
  • Trailer brakes cannot be released until the driver has returned to the cab and depressed the brake pedal
  • Manual override facility built-in
  • A highly robust & reliable system

 

 

Optional Upgrade Features
Key operated anti-theft, vehicle off road (VOR) immobiliser. Controlled via the use of a high security KABA keyswitch, trailers can be protected against unauthorised movement or theft, offering additional peace of mind and enhanced functionality. 
 
SafeConnect EBS+
For trailers with EBS (electronic braking stability), operators can further enhance their health and safety procedures with SafeConnect EBS+. This version of the valve ensures that a vehicle cannot physically be moved until the EBS has been correctly applied – providing a comprehensive solution for safe trailer coupling and delivering on duty of care.

 

Click here to claim your complimentary copy of our research paper on trailer coupling accidents.




 

Downloads

Please note that when SafeConnect is retro-fitted to a trailer, owners are required to complete and return a VTG10 form. Form VTG10 is compulsory for owners and operators of vehicles and trailers who have carried out modifications. To obtain a copy of the VTG10 form please click the link below.

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Testimonials

“It doesn’t matter how experienced a driver you are, roll-away accidentscan happen to anyone and they can be hugely dangerous when they do. SafeConnect offers us the reassurance that in the event of inadvertent release of the trailer brakes our drivers are still safe – I’d implore anyone to fit SafeConnect.”


Neil Walker
Director
Robert Walker Haulage
ROBERT_WALKERS



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