Don’t lose your nuts

HGV Direct says that Department for Transport data show that up to 400 wheels come off trucks and trailers each year, causing, on average 134 accidents, 27 injuries and seven deaths.  The firm says loose wheel nuts are the main cause and so it has done a deal with Sweden’s Nord Lock to supply its patented locking wheel nuts.  It says the move could help cut the number of wheel loses and accidents.  “These nuts are more effective and 30% cheaper than any other nut security system on the market,” says Chris Knowles, operations director.  He is so confident that he’ll give a free set of ‘Checkpoint’ nut indicators to any customer ordering a set of Nord Lock locking nuts.
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