TRUCK SAFETY IS AN INCONVIENCE UNTIL ACCIDENT/INJURY/LOSS OF LIFE.

PrePostTripForm VALUE OF PRE INSPECTION:

  1. Know and watch for low tire pressure indicators
  2. DOT compliance :  It’s the law and our company policy
  3. How to check for possible overloading.

                      Know you your load capacity / GVWR of your truck

                     Know you’re the approximate wt. of the load you will carry (study the invoice or bill of lading)

           Know how to recognize an overloaded truck viewing it from the outside

If you are concerned about overloading . . . alk to your supervisor  or the responsible supervisor at the company where you are loading concerning possible overloading. 

[[  EXAMPLE  ]] Slow leak not detected in previous inspection

[[  IF REPORTED  ]] during Pre inspection repair or replacement can be made avoiding and accident and even loss of life for an inconvenience of the loss of time.

[[  IF NOT REPORTED  ]] Letting the treadmill of the expediency sacrifice your safety and the safety of people you share the road with because tires could reach critical temp/pressure during day, potentially causing a blowout and possibly resulting in an accident and even loss of life.

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 VALUE OF POST INSPECTION:

1. Assurance truck is safe to drive next day

2.  No temptation to CUT CORNERS to use an unsafe truck because of being pressed for time.

3.  It’s the law and our company policy

[[ IF REPORTED ]] adjustments to schedule,  repair and/or replacement may be ready next morning.

[[ IF NOT REPORTED ]] Letting the treadmill of the expediency sacrifice your safety and the safety of people you share the road with . . .

 

 NEAR / ALMOST/ ‘Doesn’t-Bother-Me’ ‘I’m ok’ ACCIDENTS

TRUCK EXAMPLES:

Rear Door almost fell off roller or hinge.  Reporting can result in repair of door hinge . . . not reporting could result in loss of life later.   How?  Can you guess?  Can you think of other examples?

A pallet which had been leaning up against the side of the cargo wall.  It fell and almost hit me.  Also noticed nails where exposed. 

[[ IF REPROTED ]] supervisor can insure employees are trained/instructed not to lean pallets up against wall and educate and adjust system as needed for decommissioning broken pallets for repair or replacement and that employees understand their roles.

[[ IF NOT REPORTED  ]] later the same person does the same thing and this broken pallet accidentally falls causing a person nearby to fall and injure themselves. 

MAKE SAFETY AS ESSENTIAL AS FUEL 

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