About Us

In 1987, Checkers Safety Group® began with a simple vision: to be a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting assets by delivering innovative safety products. In 2015, Checkers began a period of immense growth by bringing several companies into the Checkers family, including AlturnaMATs, SVE Portable Roadway Systems, Terraplas, Zigma Ground Solutions, Superior Manufacturing Group, and GNR Technologies. With so many new safety solutions, it quickly became apparent we would need to change our branding strategy. Thus, Linebacker® Cable Management was born. Representing our cable and hose protection solutions, Linebacker® absorbed world renowned brands such as Guard Dog, Yellow Jacket, Grip Guard, Firefly, Fastlane, and Diamondback. These iconic names live on as cable protector series within the Linebacker® brand. All the manufacturing processes remain the same, as does the quality, durability, and reliability that our cable protectors are known for.


A dynamic and growing organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting assets by delivering innovative safety products.

Our mission is to create value for our partners, by delivering innovative safety products and being:

  • Customer-Focused
  • Market, Technology and Innovation Driven
  • Committed to Excellence
  • Respectful and Adhering to the Highest Level of Integrity
  • Socially Responsible Within the Community and Developing Our Employees

Linebacker Original Series

The namesake of the Linebacker brand, the Original Series features the classic orange and yellow coloring and five bar tread pattern. The Original Series features some of our heaviest duty solutions, and is typically deployed in the mining and oil & gas industries. Accessibility ramps and rails are available for this series, and cable protectors connect via a “T” connector.

The Yellow Jacket Series

Billed as the “original” cable protector, the Yellow Jacket Series is a favorite in the entertainment industry, and is known for its durable construction and high load capacity. With extensive AMS accessibility accessories available, as well as heavy duty mining options, the Yellow Jacket Series is possibly our most versatile cable protection series. The Yellow Jacket Series features “dog bone” connectors.

Guard Dog Series

The Guard Dog Series features our low-profile cable protectors, popular for pedestrian applications. Combining good load capacities with light product weight is the Guard Dog Series’ recipe for success. Guard Dog Series cable protectors feature “dog bone” connectors for compatibility with both the Yellow Jacket Series and the Firefly Illuminated Series.

Firefly Illuminated Series

Colloquially known as “The Firefly,” this illuminated cable protector is one of a kind. Requiring only four AA batteries for nearly 500 hours of LED use, the Firefly Illuminated Series is an efficient way to lend extra visibility to cable protector runs. Featuring “dog bone” connectors, Firefly Illuminated Series cable protectors can be linked with the Guard Dog Series or the Yellow Jacket Series.

Bumble Bee Series

Available with either “dog bone” or “T” connectors, cable protectors from the Bumble Bee Series can be linked with almost all of our other cable protection series. The Bumble Bee Series features light duty cable protection solutions often seen in entertainment and utility applications.

Grip Guard Series

Featuring our lightest weight cable protection options, the Grip Guard Series brings portability to cable protection. Intended for pedestrian and light vehicle traffic only, the cable protectors from this series are ergonomically designed and boast an the best ease of handling in the industry.

Fastlane Series

The Fastlane Series features cable protectors designed exclusively for pedestrian traffic. The polyurethane construction ensure their durability, while their featherweight makes them ideal for office or entertainment applications.

Diamondback Series

As far as hose protection is concerned, look no further than the Diamondback Series. This series features modular hose bridges, adapting to any width necessary, all while boasting the durability provided by their HDPE construction.