Freightliner Trucks recently announced the availability of high-visibility seat belts as a factory-installed option on the Cascadia (pictured below), Columbia, Century Class S/T and M2.
Manufactured by LifeGuard Technologies, the bright orange high-visibility seat belts include comfort features such as Komfort Latch, which reduces seat belt irritation by relieving tension so the belt doesn’t rub the driver’s shoulder while driving; and the Sliding Komfort Latch®, which automates the process of relieving seat belt tension, while safely setting the seat belt’s slack to approximately one inch.
“We want to give owner-operators and fleet owners the right tools to safe practices on the road,” said Melissa Clausen, director of product marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “Safety is a priority not only to Freightliner Trucks, but to the entire transportation industry.”
LifeGuard Technologies aims to increase proper seat belt usage with instructions on using the Komfort Latch and Sliding Komfort Latch to make the seat belt more comfortable. Below is a video from Lifeguard on the proper use of a truck seatbelt.