National Express has ordered a number of Bowmonk’s BrakeCheck systems following a successful demonstration at its Walsall depot.
Nick Sorrill, head of quality assurance, explains “National Express takes every step to ensure our duty of care policy and high safety standards are constantly adhered to. To this end, there is no exception or compromise where our bus and coach brake testing programme is concerned.
"For those brake tests carried out where there is no rolling road available or on the rare occasion they break down, we must have confidence that we have a viable alternative for providing an accurate recording of the service, secondary and hand brake.
"After some research into what products were available to achieve this we approached Norfolk based Bowmonk-Tapley to arrange a demonstration. BrakeCheck proved to be 100 per cent accurate when compared to a previous test on our roller brake tester. This and the fact that BrakeCheck is VOSA approved sealed the deal for us. Consequently, we are now rolling them out to our other depots across the bus and coach businesses."