The majority of bars in Boston, MA have their beverage storage in cellars, as do bars in many other older cities—meaning many kegs and cases must go down stairs. Carrying a 160lb keg down stairs is dangerous.
The average delivery professional spends around 12-15 days on workers comp a year, and larger companies like Anheuser Busch budget tens of thousands of dollars for each injury. Even worse a driver’s quality of life is directly impacted as fatigue and muscle pain becomes part of their daily life.
GLYDE's folding treads enables use on stairs & level surfaces. In combination with the built-in braking the acceleration of GLYDE™ varies dramatically in comparison to the traditional hand truck. The average peak acceleration of the GLYDE™ is 9X less than that of what is currently used.
“The back strain charts clearly demonstrate that the primary force has been markedly decreased from the back muscles. In addition the jerky movements, which can lead to acute injury, have been removed.”
— Jacqueline Napoletano, M.D
"My old dolly would bounce & jar my elbows a lot, this one is just, smooth."
"[I] brought down 12 cases...felt like 6"
"It kicks butt with two kegs!"
"We have something really great here, that will not only make a difference in safety, but also in the longevity of our workforce."
"This will be the new standard. We want this on all of our trucks available to all of our drivers. It makes the day safer and the delivery less strenuous."
— Anheuser Busch InBev