We all want to protect our drivers, they’re hard to find and replace, and you don’t want them to get hurt. They are your best friend on the highway, protecting your equipment and product and caring for your customers. Here, we’ll review driver safety tips.
Driver safety tips for designing your multi-temp trailer.
We’ve got several things that can pose hazards to your drivers that do not on a single temp. operation.
Typically they’re running in non-commercial areas. You’re not entering a big parking lot with plenty of room to swing around a trailer.
Pedestrian traffic behind you when trying to back up.
Increased driver entry/exit of truck and trailer. He needs good secure footing, good handle holds, and good visibility.
Features that can be built into your trailer to help your driver survive these environments:
Automatic safety warning lights on lift-gate platforms
3-point contact grab handles
Ramps and steps
And much more
Please talk with your trailer salesman about these critical issues when designing your trailer.
Read more in this series, How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer.