In the labor industry, balancing the safety of workers with job efficiency is a top priority. Worker’s unions, companies, and insurance agencies all strive to minimize damage to employees and equipment. Well sites, quarries, road construction, and a host of other jobs can be dangerous when the right equipment is not utilized. Having a solid knowledge of what truck is needed for a specific job, or which can do more than one job, is the best way to keep employees safe and costs manageable.
Liquid transport from drilling sites can be complicated and tricky. A vacuum truck, equipped with a tank and pump, can suck up the material from underground and safely carry it to a disposal site. These trucks can also be used for waste fluid hauling of septage, livestock pens, or clearing clogged sewer lines of sand.
Side Dump Trucks
Quickly becoming a favorite of construction and road crews, the side dump truck tilts the body of the trailer left or right to pour its contents safely for workers. It uses a hydraulic system for quick unloading, meaning a more efficient use of workers time and company expenses. Insurance companies encourage the use of these as well because of the low rate of tip-over accidents compared to end-dumping trucks. With fewer accidents and safety concerns, work can continue at a more productive pace.
Belly Dump Trailers
Also called bottom dump trucks, these are the preferred truck for laying asphalt. Due to their clamshell gates on the bottom, they are able to lay a wide row of material directly in front of a paver machine. By doing this, it allows for fewer seams in the asphalt which makes the work higher quality. Belly dump trucks are limited by what they can carry, though, as larger materials may not flow easily through the gate or between the truck’s axles.
Removable Gooseneck Trailers (RGN)
These trailers are unique. Depending on the size, they can be hauled by a semi or a standard one- or two-ton truck. The greatest advantage that these trailers offer is that they are detachable from a vehicle and can be rested on the ground creating a ramp. This grants workers the ability to drive heavy machinery directly onto the trailer. RGNs are also capable of hauling tall loads, due to lower ground clearance.
Making sure to have the best equipment is an important matter for consideration. Assessing the cost versus the job’s time table, safety needs, and risk will be much simpler when you start with the right truck for the right job.