As Dump Trucks Grow Longer, Tip-overs Increase

Dump truck and semi-trailer dumping rig tip-overs are occurring at an increasing frequency, often resulting in drivers and sometimes workers on the ground being injured or killed. The reason for the increase is that end-dump-truck bodies and semi-trailer dumping rigs are being built longer than ever before. For the most part, tip-overs are more often associated with semi-trailer rigs than with straight dump trucks, but both are susceptible to tipping over. If you have these vehicles in your fleet, you should be concerned about the main factors that can result in tip-overs: Truck stabilityPoor hazard controlsPoor maintenance Improper loadingImproper dumping…

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