We all want to protect our drivers, they’re hard to find and hard to replace, and you don’t want them to get hurt. They are your best friend out there on the highway, protecting your equipment and your product, and taking care of 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 going into a big parking lot with plenty of room to swing around a trailer.
- Tight Spaces
- Tight Turns
- Pedestrian traffic behind you when trying to back up.
- Frequent Stops
- 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
- Rear cameras
- And much more
Please talk with your trailer salesman about these critical issues when you’re designing your trailer.
Read more in this series, How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer.
- How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer
- Spec’ing a High Cube Trailer
- Deep Frozen – Spec’s and Options
- Spec’ing a Reefer Trailer for Hauling Produce
- Standard Reefer Trailer Spec’s
Options and Upgrades to a Standard Reefer Trailer.
- Insulation, Lights, and Stainless Steel Options
- Wearband, Securement, and Side Panel Options
- Tires, Wheels, Suspension and Brake Options
- Heavy Haul Specs
- Lightweight Savings
Multi-Temp Design Strategies and Perspectives for Single Temp Operators.
- Temperature Ranges and Zones in a Multi-Temp
- Heat Evaporator – Placement and Airflow
- Multi-Temp Remote Control and Shore Power
- Dimensions of a Multi-Temp Trailer
- Driver Safety For Multi-Temp Operations
- Interior and Exterior Lighting
- Bulkheads and Dividers
- Product Safety Features
- Backhaul Restrictions