ROYAL IS A CERTIFIED SCORPION ATTENUATOR DISTRIBUTOR

Why use a Scorpion Attenuator Distributor?
At the heart of Royal’s mission is safety first; and that’s why we’re a master attenuator distributor of the Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator. It’s the first MASH Tested TMA! Providing adequate and properly built or repaired protection in the form of an Attenuator Crash Truck can be one of the most important things a company does for its workers and the driving public. Royal is the largest certified installation and repair facility for the TrafFix Devices Scorpion Attenuator in the United States, installing and repairing hundreds of TMAs every year.

According to MUTCD standards, Attenuators are to be installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and requirements. Any repair or installation of a Scorpion Attenuator must be done by an approved and certified installer to be considered “crash-worthy”, and in compliance with MUTCD for use in the United States.

Royal is not only certified attenuator distributor, but is also a training facility for hands-on experience on how to operate a TMA Truck, a Scorpion Attenuator, and many other traffic safety related products. Contact Us for all your TMA truck needs!

Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator Distributor
Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator

Your Truck Mounted Attenuator Must Be a MASH Tested TMA

Key Points:

  1. All new testing will be done following MASH evaluation techniques.
  2. Hardware accepted under NCHRP Report 350 is appropriate for replacement and new installation. Retesting is not required.
  3. As of January 1, 2011, all new products must be tested using MASH
    crash test criteria for use on the National Highway System (NHS).

MASH TESTED TMA

MASH updates and replaces NCHRP Report 350. This manual is recommended for highway design engineers, bridge engineers, safety engineers, researchers, hardware developers, crash test laboratories, and others concerned with safety features used in the highway environment. Products addressed in MASH include longitudinal barriers, transitions, end terminals, crash cushions, breakaway supports, truck mounted attenuators, and work zone traffic control devices. The crash performance is judged on structural adequacy, occupant risk, and vehicle trajectory.

ASHTO Guidance on MASH | Source: https://www.traffixdevices.com/standards/mash

Scorpion Attenuator Facts:

  • MASH updates and replaces NCHRP Report 350. As of January 1, 2011, all new products must be tested using MASH crash test criteria.
  • After your attenuator is hit, it needs to be “re-certified” before it gets back on the road.
  • If your attenuator is not installed by a certified facility, you could be adding unnecessary liability to your work zone.
  • A TMA Truck must weigh 20,000 lbs to be a MUTCD recommended “safe” TMA Truck. Your truck should withstand the g-force of a tractor trailer crash.
  • Good welding is one of the most important factors when your attenuator is attached to your truck.
  • Different attenuators have different levels of certification – Royal Truck & Equipment only installs the Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator on their trucks.

The Truck Mounted Attenuator

What is a truck mounted attenuator?

A Truck Mounted Attenuator or impact attenuator, also known as a crash cushion, or crash attenuator, is a device intended to reduce the damage to structures, vehicles, and motorists resulting from an errant motor vehicle collision. Impact attenuators are designed to absorb the colliding vehicle’s kinetic energy.

Why do I need one?

A truck mounted attenuator, or TMA, is a necessary safety device for all highway work zones. The crash cushion is permanently affixed to a shadow vehicle, which is strategically placed in your lane closure operation. Most states have regulations around the requirements and use of TMAs in highway construction zones. But they’re not all the same. It’s important to know the TMA regulations in your state before setting up your work zone. You could face hefty fines, or worse, massive liability costs if there were to be an injury or death in your work zone. A word to the wise: the Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator is the best MASH tested TMA money can buy.

Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator

Royal Provides Free Truck Mounted Attenuator Inspections

Scorpion Attenuator Certified Distributor

Royal Truck & Equipment will inspect your truck mounted attenuator for free. You can either send in photos, or bring it to our facility in Coopersburg, PA. Within a matter of days, you will receive a full audit of the safety of your current attenuator, and an analysis of next steps.

Although we believe the Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator is superior to all other attenuators, Royal Truck accepts TMA Trucks with different attenuators, and ones that were not built at our facility. Fill out the form or call 855-202-7129 today.