Fleet transitioning to LED lights

Richland, Miss.-based KLLM-Frozen Foods Express will install Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all new trucks, the company announced. 

“We’re excited to get the safety and maintenance benefits of LED lighting into as many vehicles as we can,” says Homer Newsome, Senior VP of Customer Satisfaction at Truck-Lite. “It’s huge to have our product on a fleet with the reputation of KLLM-Frozen Foods Express.”

The company says Truck-Lite’s LED headlights offer improved driver visibility through its more natural color of light, leading to improved object recognition at night and increased daytime visibility. Truck-Lite’s LED beam pattern also reduces eyestrain for drivers and reduces harsh headlight glare to oncoming traffic. An additional benefit, the company says, is a significant reduction in amperage draw on the vehicle’s electrical system, freeing up power for other uses and resulting in a 50-times longer lighting system life than conventional halogen technology. Vigorous field-testing, which exposed the lights to extreme weather and environmental wear, substantiated the lights ability to far outlast today’s halogen option.

“This is a complement to our existing suite of safety features. Driver safety has always been our number one priority and we feel that this improvement is a key step in keeping safety first,” says Jim Richards, President of KLLM-Frozen Foods Express.

The fleet, which operates with over 3,500 tractors and 5,000 trailers, will begin its transition to LED forward lighting by installing Truck-Lite Custom LED headlights into all 2016 Freightliner and Vovlo models-nearly 700 trucks-which will start delivering in February 2015.

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