Our school car park has become a dumping ground for old cars for some reason. It's important to get them removed quickly, as they are often in bad condition and can be dangerous for the kids and their families, as well as taking up a lot of our car parking spaces. We have a towing service that removes the cars from our car park quickly so that we can free up the spaces. This blog talks about the processing of getting cars towed off site and how to choose a towing service that is responsive to your needs as a school or business.
Forklift trucks are usually used for logistics (jobs ranging from material-handling to pallet transportation) in warehouses, ports, silos, loading bays and so on. In most cases, these vehicles often have to be transported to different places where they are needed. Transporting forklift trucks, however, is not an easy job, and if you are to have any shot at doing it right, you will need to consider a number of things.
Here are two crucial factors that should be at the top of your mind when you are moving forklift trucks to different project locations.
Safety is perhaps the most fundamental factor that you have to deliberate on before transporting a forklift truck to the intended destination. The truck should be loaded and secured on the hauling vehicle before it can leave the stacking dock. Not only is this vital to keep the forklift from getting damaged, it also helps protect other motorists and pedestrians that the freight vehicle will pass while in transit.
The forklift truck can be chained down to built-in brackets of the hauling vehicle. Come-alongs can also be used to tauten the anchor of the forklift should it move. Forklift models are not built the same, and therefore, tie-down options are not often consistent. Remember to avoid placing chains close to fuel tanks, batteries, hoses, and cylinders to prevent electric arcing.
It may also help to check if road conditions are favorable before leaving the stacking dock; you can check with the weather people to ensure it will be safe to stay on the roads.
Irrespective of the fact that you may use competent and experienced truck drivers, there are several risks out there on the roads that may still lead to accidents. For instance, an errant driver may ram into the back of the tow truck while trying to overtake it and cause a road accident, which can result in damage to your forklift if the tow vehicle ends up veering off the road.
As your forklift trucks are being transported, you deserve peace of mind knowing that you are protected from the risk of financial loss because forklift trucks cost a significant sum of money to own, and a slight mishap on the road can cost you lots of dollars.
Since forklift transport is often regarded as dangerous transportation, it is a smart move to provide freight insurance protection for your trucks.