Safety Tips for Heavy Hauling and Trucking

November 3, 2021

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Southwestern Team

Heavy hauling and trucking is a very demanding field of work. Relocating a plant or an industrial site requires the use of heavy equipment and heavy-duty trucks to get the entire company from point A to point B. Not only is this work physically demanding but it also requires professionals to ensure that everything is intact to prevent any accidents during transit. Planning and careful execution are critical to the process. For a successful trip, there are many things that haulers need to keep in mind. We discuss the most important safety tips.

Load with the Right Equipment 

Accidents can happen even before getting on the road. Some hauling accidents happen as loading takes place. Sometimes, a hauling company may have barely missed a loading accident. The chances of experiencing an accident prior to or during hauling are rather high. To prevent these accidents, it is important to use equipment that is designed to carry heavy loads. An evenly loaded truck is also best and easier to control.

Learn About Guidelines and Procedures 

If you plan on passing through several states, it is recommended that you look into the guidelines regarding how much weight can be carried on heavy hauling trucks. There are local regulations and state regulations, so inquiring about both is the best choice you can make even before loading equipment up.

Look at the Best Routes 

Depending on where you’re going, you could experience heavy or light traffic. You might even have the bad luck of running into construction. It doesn’t have to be this way every time you’re hauling equipment. By checking up on routes ahead of time, you can be aware of which roads encounter the most and least traffic.

Take a Quick Safety Check 

The last and most important thing to do when hauling equipment is to take a quick check that everything is loaded as it should. You’ll want to double-check on securing equipment, making sure everything is tied, and that is balances out to keep the heavy haul trucks from leaning too much to one side. This quick check can keep you from experiencing an accident during hauling.

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Our professionals are backed by years of experience in hauling. No matter how big or small the job may be, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about what our hauling services cover and how we can get started on your relocation.