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Flatbed & Dropside Vehicles

PeoplePanel® for Flatbed & Dropside Vehicles

Flatbed and dropside vehicles are commonly used by utility companies and builders merchants to complete urban ‘last mile’ deliveries. Dawes Highway Safety work with leading UK builders merchants and utility companies to enhance their vehicle safety.

Delivering materials to commercial and domestic sites, these vehicles operate in areas around people who may be unfamiliar with lorry danger. Our effective and overt warning signage plays a crucial part in keeping customers and colleagues safe.

A particular benefit of using PeoplePanels® in these industries is an immediate reduction in incidents where loading machines such as fork-lifts and telehandlers collide with the side of the lorry and cause damage.

Our ability to meet the strict safety requirements of many household name companies, while enhancing the appearance of our customer’s fleet, and helping increase brand awareness, is a real advantage.

For further information or to discuss your vehicle requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

It’s not just a sign,
it’s safety equipment

Research shows that a smooth flat panel covering the standard open rails on the side of a large vehicle offers significant benefits to a person in the event of a collision with a large vehicle.

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Product benefits

Pedestrian Safety

Helps prevent people from becoming entangled in the side of a vehicle where they can suffer serious life-changing or more often fatal injury.

Impact Tested

Materials specially selected to absorb energy, reduce blunt trauma to a person and guard against acute injuries that can be inflicted by sharp edges.

Built to Last

ISO9001 manufactured using the latest equipment and premium materials. All items are inspected prior to despatch to guarantee long product life.


As a manufacturer we have complete control over the design and build process so your PeoplePanels® fit your vehicles every time and maximise safety benefits.

Fuel Efficient

Streamlining benefits recognised by customers reporting fuel consumption benefits at motorway speeds due to natural drag reduction.

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