The North Carolina Highway Department ordered a prototype vehicle from Taylor Pump and Lift. Dover Roller Shutters provided roll up doors roll up doors for the vehicle. The State of North Carolina has decided to purchase numerous vehicles for their fleet which maintains all the state maintained highway and roads.
The roll up doors provide easier access to the compartments, but more importantly, provide a safer environment to the crews that use the vehicles. By not swinging the doors out into traffic or confined spaces, the work crew can stay closer to the vehicle and out of the way of passing traffic.
North Carolina plans to order vehicles from Taylor Pump and Lift in the very new future with the contract running for nearly a year. Other states will hopefully understand the safety and accessibility implications the roll up doors provide and will convert their new vehicles to roll up doors.