Collision Mitigation Systems


Collision mitigation systems are becoming increasingly popular and for a very good reason. Per a report from one of the fleets I work with, they have experienced a 40% decrease in front-end collisions. These systems coordinate a single forward radar sensor or group of sensors, the adaptive cruise, and the braking component of late model tractors. The front radar sensor is in an extremely vulnerable and exposed position. This fact, combined with the reality that the system is not designed to “see” animals, gives further justification to equipping your tractor(s) with Ex-Guard front end protection.

The Ex-Guard design team has carefully designed all our guards so they do not interfere with the radar beam of the collision mitigation equipment. As new designs enter the market, we are working to quickly manufacture mounting brackets for those designs to ensure full functionality of these safety features. Rest assured, Ex-Guard has you covered.

Tom Holt
Business Development Manager

Just When We Thought We’d Hit Everything

Just When We Thought We’d Hit Everything!

These 2 guards were on display at the Truck Country of Milwaukee Open House on Friday April 7th. One had hit a train and the other a concrete post at 21 mph. Both trucks were untouched.

Train VS Guard
A late season snow storm hit south-eastern Wisconsin. The driver got out to clean his wiper blades while waiting for a train. The parking brake didn’t engage, causing the truck to roll forward into the moving train. The truck bounced off of 6 rail cars before the driver was able to re-enter the vehicle and back away from the moving train. The truck was undamaged. The upper portion of the XG-150 Ex-Guard was the only damage incurred.

Post VS Guard
The truck bearing the LT-350B Guard was sucked off the road in icy, muddy conditions and hit a concrete post head-on at 21 mph. The Ex-Guard acted as a cradle, preventing any damage to the truck itself.


Jerry Young
Truck Country, Milwaukee, WI