Thursday, 25 December 2014

Smart Lite: Today's Trucking: The Lockwood Report: Blind Spots...

Smart Lite: Today's Trucking: The Lockwood Report: Blind Spots...: Today's Trucking: The Lockwood Report:  Blind Spots, A New Way To Fix, 'Em It was back in June of 2013 that Smart Lite i...

Today's Trucking: The Lockwood Report: Blind Spots, A New Way To Fix, 'Em


Today's Trucking: The Lockwood Report: 
Blind Spots, A New Way To Fix, 'Em



It was back in June of 2013 that Smart Lite inventor Marty Vanderhoek was interviewed by Today's Trucking. In that interview - the first of many - Marty introduced the world to his new invention; The Smart Lite. 

It was an invention which was many years in the making. It was also an invention that would revolutionize safety in commercial trucking. As Marty would say "It Was A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck Safety That Will Save Lives!"


Today's Trucking: The Lockwood Report






Watch and Listen to Marty's Story. 






About Smart Lite


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"


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Smart Lite: Province Newspaper: Gadget Makes The Blind Spot Vi...

Smart Lite: Province Newspaper: Gadget Makes The Blind Spot Vi...: Province Newspaper:  Gadget Makes The Blind Spot Visible On December 23, 2014, The Province Newspaper , a major metropolitan newspap...

Province Newspaper: Gadget Makes The Blind Spot Visible

Province Newspaper: 
Gadget Makes The Blind Spot Visible


On December 23, 2014, The Province Newspaper, a major metropolitan newspaper near Vancouver, Canada wrote a very educational and informative article on Smart Lite. The article written by columnist and 
trucker John Stirling  appeared in the "Trucker" Section of their newspaper.


The product invented by life long trucker Marty Vanderhoek is a breakthrough in commercial truck safety because for the first time a professional driver is able to utilise a device that allows him/her to determine with 100% accuracy a complete and total visual determination of what is or is not in the passenger side blind spot.

No other device or technology, prior to the Smart Lite, has given the operator the ability to make such a valid conclusion.






Marty Vanderhoek Talks About Smart Lite






About Smart Lite


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"

Smart Lite: Truck News Magazine: Introducing The Smart Lite Sy...

Smart Lite: Truck News Magazine: Introducing The Smart Lite Sy...: Truck News Magazine Smart Lite On December 23, 2014,  Truck News Magazine , one of the largest and most respected Commercial Truckin...

Truck News Magazine: Introducing The Smart Lite System

Truck News Magazine

Smart Lite

On December 23, 2014, Truck News Magazine, one of the largest and most respected Commercial Trucking Magazines in Canada wrote a very informative and detailed article on Smart Lite. 

The article titled Introducing The Smart Lite System focused not only on the mirror to mirror technology that makes this product unique, but it also went into detail on how the device has been market tested by over 200 commercial trucker drivers; all who gave their thumbs up to this unique life saving device. 


About Smart Lite


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Smart Lite: News Release: A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck S...

Smart Lite: News Release: A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck S...: Press Release For Immediate Release December 20, 2014 A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck Safety That Will Save Lives: Trucker Wit...

News Release: A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck Safety That Will Save Lives

Press Release
For Immediate Release
December 20, 2014

A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck Safety That Will Save Lives:
Trucker With Over 35 Years Experience Invents A Simple Device That Improves Road Safety


According to the most recent statistics from the United States Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMSA) there were 5,610,000 total crashes, 30,800 fatal crashes, and over 3,950,000 injuries reported on U.S. highways in 2012. In Canada, a country with a much smaller population, the numbers reported by Transport Canada were still relatively staggering, 122,140 personal injury collisions, 1,823 fatal collisions and 165,172 total injuries occurred in 2012.

Marty Vanderhoek is a life-long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been on the highway at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.  

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that commercial truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't!  Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart LiteA simple system which he says is “a breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to  make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety. 



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For more information/interview request
James Woewoda, Media and Communications
Woeowda Communications
Vancouver, B.C.
604 866 2066


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Smart Lite: You Can Help Save Lives.! You Can Make A Differenc...

Smart Lite: You Can Help Save Lives.! You Can Make A Differenc...: You Can Help Save Lives.! You Can Make A Difference. Help Make Our Roads And Highways A Safer Place According to the most recent stati...

You Can Help Save Lives.! You Can Make A Difference. Help Make Our Roads And Highways A Safer Place

You Can Help Save Lives.! You Can Make A Difference. Help Make Our Roads And Highways A Safer Place


According to the most recent statistics from the United States Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMSA) there were 5,610,000 total crashes, 30,800 fatal crashes, and over 3,950,000 injuries reported on U.S. highways in 2012. In Canada, a country with a much smaller population, the numbers were still relatively staggering, 122,140 personal injury collisions, 1,823 fatal collisions and 165,172 total injuries.

Marty Vanderhoek is a life-long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been on the highway at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.  

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that commercial truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't!  Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart LiteA simple system which he says is “a breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to  make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety. 

Currently, Marty is on a fund raising campaign to help raise money to market this product. If you would like to contribute to Marty's campaign then please click here to see how you can get involved.


Monday, 15 December 2014

Marty Vanderhoek: Talks About Smart Lite: A Commercial Trucking Safety Device That Will Reduce Injuries And Save Lives

Smart Lite: A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives

"Invented By A Trucker For Truckers"

Marty Vanderhoek the inventor of the Smart Lite 
talks about his unique invention that will save lives!


Back on August 17, 2014 the Vancouver Province Newspaper  wrote an article titled  Where Are You? I Can't See That You Are There . In that article the writer focused on the "front end blind spot" - a "dead zone" if you like - where pedestrians, cyclists and small vehicles seem to "disappear" from sight from the operator of a large 18 wheeler. 

It is a zone where death and injuries are just waiting to happen!

Marty Vanderhoek is a professional truck driver with over 30 years experience driving the big rigs. His experience and knowledge led him to invent a simple, yet unique device called Smart Lite; A  Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives.

This simple, yet unique device now allows commercial truck drives to see what they could not see before - what if anything is in that "front end blind spot".

As Marty states in the following video "When people see a large commercial truck with all the mirrors and cameras they assume that the operator can see everything that is around him, well, this is just not true"  

That is until now - With Smart Lite.  

Watch and Listen to Marty's Story. 






About Smart Lite


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"


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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Smart Lite: What Is Smart Lite? An Open Letter By Marty Vander...

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What Is Smart Lite? An Open Letter By Marty Vanderhoek The Inventor Of Smart Lite

What Is Smart Lite?

"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives"

An Open Letter By Marty Vanderhoek: The Inventor Of Smart Lite

December 3, 2014


My name is Marty Vanderhoek. I am the creator and inventor of a commercial truck safety product called Smart Lite. Smart Lite is a commercial truck safety product that virtually eliminates the front end blind spots that professional drivers of large trucks are plagued with on a daily basis.

As a professional driver for most of my life I can admit to a front end blind spot accident in Seattle Washington and I can also attest to the countless number of close calls I’ve had over the 30 years of my professional driving career.

Statistics prove that over 60% of all semi trailer truck accidents are directly related to the front end blind spots of large commercial vehicles. This is the area at the front of the truck on both the left and right side of the trucks front fenders.

In North America alone over 5000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually due to big truck front end blind spots.

When most people see large trucks these days that are covered with mirrors and sometimes cameras they automatically assume that the driver can see anything at the front of the truck, down at the sides or behind the truck.

Unfortunately this is not true.

If a smaller vehicle, pedestrian, motorcycle or cyclist is in a certain position beside the truck and just forward enough of the door the truck driver does not know for certain that something is in that particular area of the truck known as the blind spot or no zone. Because the driver of the truck is sitting so high in the cab the driver cannot see that front end area even with all of the mirrors attached to the truck.

Smart Lite utilises mirror to mirror technology to completely eliminate these front end blind spots for professional drivers. All large trucks have side mirrors that a driver uses to view everything beside and behind the truck. But although the driver can see behind or beside his or her truck the driver still cannot always see everything that is forward of the doors on the truck where the side mirrors are mounted. The driver cannot see any smaller vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian that would be beside the truck and in the surrounding area of the trucks front fenders.

Smart Lite is mounted on both sides at the rear and at the top of a drivers truck. This is the place where the trucks reverse or back up lights are typically mounted on semi trailer trucks.

Smart Lite is a replacement for the original back up lights that most trucks are equipped with but can also be installed as a new feature on a truck if the trucks reverse lights are mounted somewhere else on the truck.

Smart Lite is manufactured with a back up light or turn signal on one side and a convex mirror on the opposite side. After a driver installs a set of Smart Lites he or she will be set for much safer and rest assured driving. From the cab of the truck a driver now simply needs to just take a split second glance through the side mirror of the truck and back to the mirror built into Smart Lite.

The view he or she now sees through the Smart Lite mirror is anything and everything that could possibly be hidden in the surrounding blind spot or no zone area of the truck. Smart Lite uses a very simple technology but there has never been any mirror or camera system developed that works as well as Smart Lite for giving professional drivers the comfort, assurance and warning of any vehicle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be hidden in the no zone area or blind spot of the trucks front end on either the left or right side .

Of the over 200 professional drivers that were chosen to evaluate and test Smart Lite not one of these drivers would ever again want to drive a semi trailer truck without a set of Smart Lites installed on his or her truck.

The comfort and assurance Smart Lite offers of always knowing what could be hiding in the front end blind spots of a drivers truck is something that will save tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of thousands of injuries around the world every year.

As a life long professional driver and the creator of Smart Lite I truly believe that Smart Lite should be found on every commercial truck around the world. I’m as proud and gratified as anyone could ever be to be given the opportunity to make our roads and highways around the world safer for everyone that shares them.

Truly yours, 
Marty Vanderhoek


About Smart Lite 


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"


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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Smart Lite: Commercial Trucking Safety: Transport Minister Imp...

Smart Lite: Commercial Trucking Safety: Transport Minister Imp...: Transport Minister Impressed By Smart Lite Design Back in the year 2005 Marty Vancerhoek, the inventor of the Smart Lite, had a prototyp...

Commercial Trucking Safety: Transport Minister Impressed By Smart Lite Design

Transport Minister Impressed By Smart Lite Design


Back in the year 2005 Marty Vancerhoek, the inventor of the Smart Lite, had a prototype of his design reviewed by [at the time], British Columbia Transport Minister Kevin Falcon. Mr. Falcon was impressed with the design, and as such, wrote a letter to Mr Vanderhoek stating he was "very impressed" with the product.

The letter appears below for the readers review and consideration.






About Smart Lite


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"








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Smart Lite: Smart Lite: Mirror to Mirror Technology: Breakthro...: Smart Lite: Mirror To Mirror Technology: A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives "Invented by a trucker for tr...

Smart Lite: Mirror to Mirror Technology: Breakthrough In Commercial Truck Safety

Smart Lite: Mirror To Mirror Technology: A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives

"Invented by a trucker for truckers: Easy to Install"

Anyone related to the commercial trucking industry will agree that front end blind spots are the single most cause of heavy truck related accidents 

In fact every year across Canada and the United States thousands are injured or killed in accidents involving large commercial trucks. 

Professional drivers are plagued on a daily basis with never being 100% certain that a motor vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian may have entered in the front end blind spot in the few seconds, that the driver needed to be watching or checking somewhere else. 

At some point in their career most professional drivers will either have an accident caused by front end blind spots or countless times will be faced with the inevitable close call. read more...

At Smart Lite We Understand!

At Smart Lite, we understand the deadly consequences that await those who are caught in the 'dead zone'. We also understand the position of the operator and the difficulty that he or she has in determining if anyone or anything is in that zone. 

About Smart Lite


60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.

What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at info@xlite.ca  

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite 

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.

His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.


"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"