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Using well-built and dependable equipment is critical to the trucking industry. It is vital for drivers to consistently operate dump trucks correctly to ensure safety for themselves, on-site workers, and property. An informative article found on Utility Contractor points out how to avoid accidents and damages. These points listed in "Safe Dump Truck Operations Are Vital To The Industry" by Kennedy, G. (2017, April 20) can be used as a continual, educational tool.
Adhering to a routine, maintenance schedule is vital to repairing those parts that are showing wear and tear. Driver inspections should be done prior to every use. Every inspection should include "checking lights, turn signals, stop lights, mirrors, windshield wipers, tires, tire pressure, oil level, brakes and back-up alarm."
Any company hiring drivers to drive and operate dump trucks must confirm the driver possesses a CDL license and does not have a poor driving record. Requiring every driver to read a company's "fleet safety rules" before driving a dump truck on the road is a valid recommendation. Utilizing the National Safety Council's "defensive driving course (DDC) is another recommendation that will only help solidify the importance of operator safety.
There are factors to consider when operating a dump truck that goes beyond driving them.
Reportedly, OSHA is now focusing on backup safety in reaction to accidents that have occurred. Another recommendation is to review OSHA's website regarding the prevention of back-over incidents at www.osha.gov. Help avoid truck accidents, dump trucks or others, with stricter worksite, traffic control.
Cell phone technology is causing a distraction for truck drivers. OSHA also has information regarding cell phone use as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Their rule "restricts the use of all hand-held mobile devices by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The rule restricts a CMV driver from holding a mobile device to make a call or dialing by pressing more than a single button. CMV drivers who use a mobile phone while driving can only use a hands-free phone located in close proximity."
Much of an article found on eXtension, reinforces the above article. Two additional points noted in "Dump Truck and Trailer Safety" (2018, April 12) can help drivers avoid serious injury.
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