Carbon Monoxide has been a concern of the trucking world for a long time. Even now, with the under truck exhaust systems (grass burners) and APU’s, the worry remains and is becoming more pronounced.
Every day we at Trucker Charity hear of a driver that has died in his sleep or become sleepy at the wheel. Even flu like symptoms could be contributed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning as well as heart disease, cardio vascular disease, glandular problems, just to name a few.
Smoke detectors could help alert a driver, or even someone in the surrounding area, of a problem before a truck burst into flames.
Virginia Chomo, a volunteer of Trucker Charity, after researching, discovered that there were no existing detectors for semis, decided that something had to be done.
Trucker Charity, Inc. is proud to announce that Virginia, after investigating and determining how this needed to be done and pursuing this course of action, has been appointed to head the task force that will assist Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in developing and setting standards for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors for Semi trucks.
She has also been in discussion with manufacturers regarding the special needs of these detectors and the ability to possibly alert neighboring trucks or those passing by, to a potential problem.
Also being discussed is the use of a quality air monitor that can be used regarding all the above. Once standards are established, detectors and alarms will be specifically produced for Semi trucks. This will be useful to help prevent the exposure of carbon monoxide, keep our drivers alive and healthier, and also a way to create vital awareness to the industry and the world, realizing the problem professional drivers have been dealing with for years.
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