by William B. Trescott
While the Trescott Safety Truck is not a replacement
for the venerable prime mover, it can significantly improve the efficiency
of both air and sea lift logistics without being detected, thanks to reduced
infrared, radar, and noise signatures.
The most time consuming aspect of container ship
unloading is placing the containers onto chassis, which requires specialized
cranes and accuracy on the part of the crane operator. With Safety
Trucks to haul containers away from the ship, crane operators can quickly
drop containers onto the ground and immediately grab other containers while
trucks pick them up for transportódoubling productivity. The need
for specialized container cranes or container chassis is completely eliminated.
Any 25 ton crane with four hooks can unload containers onto the ground.
Trescott Safety Trucks can unload containers from ro-ro ships without any
cranes at all.
Without batteries for regenerative braking, the
Trescott Safety Truck is a lightweight air transportable vehicle with multi-fuel
capability. With batteries installed, the truck is capable of high
speed operation achieving four times the productivity of a prime mover
used to carry air pallets or 20 foot containers. Hoops and tarps
can be mounted over the cargo area to conceal and protect the cargo.
Because the tarps are attached to the truck and not to the cargo pallets,
the pallets can be dropped onto the ground and quickly unloaded from all
sides without any need for personnel to expose themselves to injury climbing
up and down from high cargo beds. The truck's low profile, less than
10 feet tall, allows the truck to unload containers and pallets directly
from aircraft and place them into buildings or tents without the cargo
or personnel being transported ever becoming visible to aerial surveillance.
The main drawback of the Trescott Safety Truck
is limited off road capability. To operate off road, the truck will
need to be towed by a prime mover, a tank, a tractor, or armored fighting
vehicle using a tow bar. While being towed, the truck's propulsion
motors and cargo latches can be operated by remote control using a data
link. The truck can drop its pallets or containers anywhere, but
it requires flat level terrain to load a pallet or container. The
dual steering and flexible composite structure offers the possibility of
surviving buried munitions when equipped with an optional kevlar outer
skin and underside. The low profile 5 foot high sides of the truck
will provide ample protection to both personnel and cargo from light munitions,
but the 11 foot overall width of the truck will limit convoy movement on
undeveloped roads to one direction only.
In all electric mode, the Trescott Safety Truck
has a zero heat signature and zero radar reflectivity. The turbogenerators
can be dismounted in minutes to provide static generating capacity to command
posts and mobile hospitals. Trucks can pool their generators to take
turns silently delivering goods while others are recharging their batteries.
Because of regenerative braking, not even the brakes will emit heat.
The truck can also operate in total silence when driving on asphalt surfaces
with no seismic vibrations transmitted through the drive train.
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