"Very few commercial vehicle drivers drive under the influence of alcohol. However, since the consequences of an accident with a heavy vehicle can be so serious, it is important to do everything possible to prevent anyone from getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol," explained Carl Johan Almqvist in a statement.
"More and more customers are seeing the alcolock as a quality-enhancing tool - there should be no doubt that the company's drivers are sober behind the wheel," added Almqvist.
Sweden has made most progress when it comes to alcolocks in heavy commercial vehicles. However, interest is increasing in other countries too, for example Finland and France, which have both enacted legislation requiring school buses to be fitted with the safety device.
"The attitude to alcohol in traffic has become much tougher in many markets in recent years, and I'm convinced that increasing numbers of haulage companies will soon realise the benefits of the alcolock. The Swedish example shows just how quickly a breakthrough can happen," Almqvist concluded.