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PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT

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When it comes to heavy vehicle road safety, there is always concerns around the possibility of debris from uncovered, or poorly covered loads, becoming dislodged and causing accidents or injury to other drivers or pedestrians.

Therefore, if you are going to be hauling various types of loads from bricks to demolition rubble, soil or sand, you need to know your options when it comes to covering your load.  But what is the right kind of cover for what you are hauling?

Your Options

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DON'T BE THAT DRIVER: CLEAN AND CHECK YOUR TRUCK BEFORE LEAVING A SITE

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Trucks are the hardy workhorse of the transport industry. Weighing tonnes and able to carry just as much again over short and long distances, there is almost no terrain they cannot conquer.

Not only are big rigs able to carry and handle large loads, their larger-than-normal tyres and mudflaps have the ability to conceal dirt, rocks and varying types of construction site debris behind them and in between the tread.

Tyres and mudflaps are not the only places where dirt and debris can become lodged on a truck, there can be quite a lot found on the undercarriage. Depending on how long the truck takes to unload, the mud and other debris may have had a chance to settle, making it look quite firm as though it isn’t going anywhere. Some may even blend in with other dirt and mud that has accumulated on the truck.

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TIP ME UP AND POUR ME OUT: TIPPER SAFETY

TIPPER SAFETY

There are plenty of hazards you need to look out for when operating a heavy vehicle. Wet roads, large potholes, small cars and motorcycles darting in and out of lanes. Then there are the rural roads, and having to avoid wildlife that seemingly pop out of nowhere.

And that’s just on the road.

If you are driving a tipper, then not only do you need to worry about road safety, but also safety when operating the tipper.

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PAYLOAD CAPACITY: REDUCE RISKS SAFELY

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There are many skills required in order to become a professional Heavy Vehicle operator.

When you have been one for a long time, you become so familiar with the way your vehicle handles, it’s like an extension of your own body. Which is why understanding your truck’s limits is extremely important. One of the most important limitations is that of your payload. It’s more than just taking into account your vehicles abilities, it’s also about safety for you and others on the road.

Below we’ve collated a few points to consider when making sure your vehicle, and its load, are at their safest.

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