about us

Simon and Sylvain Fortier, owner of Ressort Robert / Traction Mégantic have more than 30 years of experience in heavy vehicle maintenance. In recent years, they have been reflecting on developing a lateral protection system for semi-trailers to improve the safety of road users (cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles) in lateral collisions.

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Our new product to save lives

A new era in lateral protection. PHSS Fortier Lateral protection distinguishes itself from the competition by its composition. Certified by the Ecocamionnage program of the Government of Quebec’s Green Fund, this hybrid system reduces greenhouse gases while saving nearly 4% of fuel. Lined with side protection to protect pedestrians, cyclists and road users during a side impact with a semi-trailer.  Its design;

  • A high-resistance vinyl skirt that saves up to 4% in fuel economy and reduces greenhouse gases.
  • Multiple belts of very high strength, flexibility, resistance to extreme winter conditions and bad weather. It creates a ‘safety net’ when impacts occur with road users, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Highly resistant to extreme weather conditions.
  • A galvanized steel structure guarantees its longevity.

With an approximate weight of 245 kilograms (540 lbs), it can be installed on 2-axle or 3-axle dry box trailers or refrigerated type trailers.

Easy to install, it attaches to the underside of the trailer through the floor sleepers. No welding or specialized tools are required.

The installation requires 2 people and 2 hours of your time to potentially save a life.

Bonus; Easely retractable from the front to rear or vis versa to simplify trailer maintenance.