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VIS Showcases Safety Products at 2015 APTA Annual Meeting

Mark Keegans, Vice President of Vehicle Inspection Systems will be attending the meetings and product showcase at the 2015 APTA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. VIS will be showcasing at booth #808 providing information on the Squirrel: Wheel Safety Device and the VIS-Polish System.

The Squirrel: Wheel Safety Device easily fits on most standard 10, 8 and 6 stud trucks and bus wheels to prevent wheel loss from loose nuts by holding the wheel nuts in place. The Squirrel is currently being applied and implemented into the safety regimen of local municipal fleets to assist in their wheel safety efforts. The VIS-Polish system is a fully enclosed automated wheel polishing solution, which can be applied to transit fleets to enhance a vehicle’s wheel end safety and eliminate the labor and costly work of polishing wheels back to a mirror-like finish.

Keegans says, “I’m looking forward to showcasing our products at this year’s meeting. Connecting with public transportation and government officials on our products is always important, especially when it comes to vehicle safety in the industry.” VIS will be located at booth #808 at the Products and Services Showcase. Events will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Continental Ballroom, October 4 from 6-8 p.m. and October 5 from 12-2:30 p.m.

The Squirrel Benefits Local Municipal Customers- How Can it Assist Your Fleet?

The Squirrel Benefits Local Municipal Customers- How Can it Assist Your Fleet?
Nearly one year ago, VIS introduced the Squirrel: Wheel Safety Device to the North American heavy duty transportation industry. The Squirrel is a low cost high visibility commitment to safety that keeps any loose lug nuts locked in place to prevent them from loosening further and potentially coming off the wheel.

Since implementing the Squirrel into the safety regimen of their fleets, Vehicle Inspection Systems has received positive feedback from some ofour customers who are currently using the devices.

Squirrel Wheel safety device

AJB Trash & Recycling Services located in Honeybrook, PA order over 40 Squirrels from VIS since March. AJ, the owner of AJB says, “The Squirrel system seems to be working well for us. We are in the refuse industry and with all the starting and stopping [of the vehicles] the heat build-up tends to loosen the wheels [lug nuts] over time.”

Another customer in Ohio, Big E Trucking currently has trucks and tractors pulling dump beds. After having a costly wheel off situation, they saw the Squirrel display at MATS and have since applied the devices to their trucks and trailers. The Squirrels now give them peace of mind that their trucks are safer and more secure.

For more information on the Squirrel customization contact VIS toll free at 1-866-847-8721 or visit

The Squirrel is available for purchase online at Custom color options are available with minimum purchase necessary. For more information on custom colors, contact our sales team at 407-206-3615 ext. 2.

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