PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2019,/PRNewswire/ — “I desired to create a convenient manner to notify industrial truck drivers of surrounding cars and objects. It also facilitates them to live awake and alert by means of jolting them with a spark where their body weight starts to end up heavier from a too at ease state,” stated an inventor, from Houston, Texas, “so I invented the SAFE QUI VIVE.”
The invention affords a progressed way for a truck motive force to detect automobiles around the outdoor of a massive truck or business van. In doing so, it may assist to prevent injuries. As a result, it enhances protection and visibility, and it offers delivered peace of mind. The invention features a powerful layout this is handy and easy to apply, so it is good for trucking corporations and business truck drivers. Additionally, it’s miles producible in design versions.
The inventor described the invention design. “My layout may want to increase protection for truck drivers whilst riding, converting lanes and staying conscious and alert.”
The unique layout changed into submitted to the Houston income workplace of InventHelp. It is presented to be had for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For greater records, write Dept. 18-HUN-538, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at this time the test was referred to as the Doe test. This initially consisted of an HGV and LGV test. The test is concerned with checking some of the main components of vans and trucks in Ireland. The main portion of the test is the braking and suspension check. The Doe inspection incorporates brake testers which check the braking efficiency of each axle. The suspension system is also checked for wear. This can include items such as track road ends, kingpins and drag links. Currently, the test is called the VTN test and is administered by the Van testing Network.
The current VTN inspection is almost identical to the Doe test except it is a little more expansive. The most common VTN test is the Light VTN test for LGV’s.
An LGV is classed as a vehicle which can be driven on a normal car license in Ireland. Typically if your vehicle does not have a tachograph it will only require the LGV test. Another way of checking is by finding the chassis plate of the vehicle. In Ireland, the chassis plate will show the GVW (gross vehicle weight) of the vehicle, if this number is 3,500kgs or less than your vehicle requires an LGV test.
The HGV test is more complex as it is broken down into around 6 possible tests. As a rule of thumb, the more axles that a truck possesses, the higher the cost of the vehicle test. This is because of the additional time that is required to test vehicles with multiple axles. Each axle needs to be tested for brake and suspension wear. Typically if a vehicle is fitted with a tachograph it will require an HGV test in Ireland.
What is the legislation covering the testing of trucks in Ireland?
Currently, trucks and vans need to be tested on an annual basis. On successful completion of a test, the vehicle is issued a pass certificate. This pass certificate is needed to be presented when taxing your commercial vehicle. Without this certificate, you cannot get your commercial vehicle taxed. What happens if my vehicle does not pass the Doe / Vtn Test? It is common that vehicles need to undergo some form of repair prior to being issued a pass certificate. If your vehicle requires attention, you have 21 days to get the work carried out with a maximum permissible distance traveled of 4,000km. If you are outside of either of these thresholds you need to get a full test again. The retest fee is charged only if pit equipment is required to carry out the retest. The retest fee is 50% of the full cost of a test.