The means of transport is very important for each country. Trucks are playing a great role in the field of transportation. In India and other countries as well we can see numerous types of trucks that match the needs of their respective requirements. Dump trucks are one of the most used trucks. To understand the uses of dump trucks it is important to understand that what exactly dump truck is?
- Dump Trucks : Dump trucks are usually normal trucks with a tillable body. These trucks allow heavy loading also the task of unloading is so easy and fast as the tiltable body of the truck allows fast self-unloading without human help. The automatic functionality of dump trucks makes them the first preference of truckers. Earlier the sources of transportation were not much developed, due to which the waste of time and money was a major problem. Safety issues were at the top notch. But now trucks like dump trucks with highly advanced technology are available with stylish models. The dump truck bodies are tough enough to bear the weight of extremely heavy loads. The use of dump trucks provides ease of use; this is the reason why these trucks are running on the roads in a huge number.
The safety of the material inside the truck and also the life of the truck drivers need high-level protection. Slight negligence can lead to very large accidents or losses. Some very serious crash accidents have been recorded during tilting the body upward or downward. Drivers also get serious injuries in those accidents. After such tragic accidents, dump truck manufacturers have added some new safety features. Below are some extra safety steps by some of the best dump truck body manufacturers:
- Use of modern machines& tools: They use highly advanced tools and machinery during the manufacturing process. Also, the use of modern welding machine assures the strong ability of the body joints.
- High tensile strength steel: Use of supreme quality stainless steel and high tensile strength steel makes the dump bodies rough and tuff and durable.
- Quality tests: To tests the functionality and strong ability of these trucks, they cross all the quality levels before reaching the platform for sale.
Including above safety steps by the dump trucks manufacturers, there are some more facts about the safety awareness of dump truck. These facts play an important role in the safety of all those people who take part in dump truck operation.
So this is really very important for all of them to know below-mentioned facts:
- License: There is a rule for holding the exact license required to drive the dump trucks according to their weights. Below are the license class categorized according to their weight in some nations:
Class B license for the trucks of approx 26000-pound gross weight & above
Class C license for the trucks with less than 26000-pounds gross weight
- Truck mechanics: For the truck mechanics that repair the trucks also come under risk zone. There is a strict rule in some countries for the mechanics and operators to be certified or trained on the tools they use during repair or operational activities of dump truck bodies.
- Inspection: The inspection of the proper functionality of the dump trucks before the sale of the vehicle is called a pre-use inspection. The pre-use inspection provides satisfaction to manufacturers and customers both that the vehicle is safe, sustainable and outstanding in quality.
Operation manual guide: The users are provided a dump truck manual guide along with the vehicle. This manual guide contains information about the operational activities of parts. There are also some safety aspects to brief the users before use. Drivers of dump bodies need to pay attention to this user manual before the first drive of this vehicle.
- Precautions during driving: Dump trucks are large in size so the risk factor in congested areas increases. It’s very important for the drivers to gain the complete knowledge about the travelling route and task location. Low height underpasses, tree limbs at a low height, electric wires may occur trouble in passing, loading and unloading the truck bodies.
- Dump body lock: Drivers must be strict towards the locks of dump box to reduce to chances of miss happening. Always check the lock before travelling, or leaving the vehicle in parking zone or for maintenance station.
- Use of steps: Use the steps to climb up to the cabin is directed for the safety of users. The handle provided on the door and steps downward is there for safe entry and exit of the truck cabin.
- Vital fluids check-up: Truckers have to travel so far. They drive on the long routes. Before they start their journey this is a most important point to check the availability of all necessary vital fluids which are hydraulic fluids and engine oil.
- Smoking and drinking: These bad habits are already injurious to our health. Nobody should fall in such type of bad habits. Especially for the person driving any vehicle, this is strictly prohibited to drink and drive. For the drivers and partner, this is mandatory to follow this rule. Do not drink during driving the vehicle. Smoking may also put the users in a heavy risk zone.
The task of truck drivers is very difficult; they travel so long with a very big responsibility to deliver the material on the directed location safely. Their life value is very high. The responsibility of dump truck body manufacturers is also huge to manufacture the best vehicle that clears all the levels to save the lives and costs.
Buyers also need to be a little open in their pocket. The settlement with a low-quality vehicle for just a small price difference will produce the chances of high risk. Compare the quality, material used during the manufacturing process, technology and costs then buy the best suitable dump truck for your requirement. Safety should be the priority of your mind before you buy the vehicle.
Author bio :Mario Rolls is the blog consultant and writer at Dump Trucks. He brings 20 years of experience in various industries including heavy vehicle blogging and dump body manufacturing business.He is working for a company in Mississippi and one of the Nation’s primary manufacturers of dump truck bodies and trailers. Warren offers products and services for the smallest to the largest trucks.