Safety

Working safely

Creating a safe working environment is not enough. It is just one of the preconditions. Employees themselves must ensure that the workplace is safe. Our employees undergo regular training so that they can be aware of their own safety and the safety of others. In our sector, it is especially important to pay attention to this. To us, working safely is not a choice. It is simply something that we do.

CASOS membership

Wigchers Int. Transport is a member of CASOS. This is an alliance of companies contracted to the NAM/Shell*. Together, the affiliated companies work towards an incident-free working environment. For more information, visit the CASOS website.

* (Dutch Petroleum Company)

Load securing

All our drivers have completed a load-securing course. This is a course that we developed ourselves. To us, it is important that your load does not shift or tip during transport. We gladly share our knowledge with our customers.

Safety systems

Our Trucks are equipped with several cutting-edge safety systems, effectively reducing the risk of an accident.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Emergency Brake
Follow the traffic rhythm without effort. The radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) keeps a safe distance to the vehicle in front by controlling the accelerator and all available brakes. If there’s a risk of collision, warning lights are projected on the windscreen.
The Collision Warning with Emergency Brake takes this one step further. It automatically assists you in emergency braking if an impact is imminent, thus significantly reducing the risk of severe injuries.

Lane Keeping Support
Drifting out of lane is a common cause of many serious accidents. Too common, we think. Lane Keeping Support tracks the road markings with a camera, and alerts you if you should unintentionally cross them.

Driver Alert Support
Driver Alert Support is an intelligent system that tracks your driving behaviour. If it differs from normal and indicates tiredness, you are alerted by a signal and a message in the display, advising you to take a break.

Lane Changing Support
The blind-spot area on the passenger side can easily hide other road users. Lane Changing Support is equipped with a radar that checks that area when you activate the indicator. If the area’s not clear, you are notified by a sound and a flashing icon by the mirror.

Electronic Stability Program
Volvo’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) efficiently reduces the risk of skidding and rollovers. In risky situations it instantly steps in, reducing engine power and braking the truck and trailer. Each wheel of the truck is braked individually. ESP is now available for most truck specifications, both tractors and rigids.

Visiting address
Maatschappijweg 12
7848 AM Schoonoord
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Tel:+31 591 - 381304
Fax:+31 591 - 382450
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