Local hopes to save lives, money with invention
Last updated 4/19/2007 at Noon
FALLBROOK — Local resident Don Cokeley and his partner, John Aho of Oceanside, have patented a device they say will reduce modular rollovers caused by wind on the highways, therefore saving lives and substantially reducing insurance losses.
Cokeley estimates that insurance claims for mobile and modular losses could currently total $25 to $40 million per year. He expects his invention, the “Rollinator,” could reduce that by 50 to 70 percent in insurance payouts, ultimately reducing premiums.
Cokeley, who owned Cokeley Trucking for more than 20 years, invented the device after persona...