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The Importance of Cleanliness in Transportation: Keeping the Roads Safe

The importance of cleanliness in transportation is often understated.🫧🧼 Keeping our roads safe during transportation isn’t just about securely strapping loads; it is also about keeping them clean! 🛣️🗑️🚮

The Importance of Cleanliness in Transportation -The Key to Safety, 5 steps keep your load clean and safe. What to do if debris hits your car
✨🚛 We’ve all experienced it. You’re on the interstate behind dirty equipment, like an excavator being pulled on a trailer. Pieces of dirt and rocks blow off, hitting your car at high speeds, and smacking against your windshield at 60-75 mph. Depending on the size and weight of the debris, your windshield may or may not crack, creating a scary situation for everyone. Debris like rocks, leaves, sand, and dirt hitting your windshield is dangerous and can cause injury, especially to people in vehicles like convertibles, jeeps, or cars with sunroofs, as the debris can be sucked in and strike the driver or passengers.

Key Points for Ensuring Truck and Trailer Safety

Safety First:

Ensuring our loads are clean and free of debris isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about keeping everyone safe on the road. Before you take off, always give your trailer a walk around to ensure nothing was accidentally dropped or left behind. Additionally, ensure there is no extra length flailing from your straps, as these could hit something and cause accidents.
The Importance of Cleanliness in Transportation -a dirty excavator on a green and brown flatbed

Secure Packaging:

Our plastic weatherproof wrapping isn’t just for show—it’s meticulously secured and sealed to prevent any flying debris during transport. This helps to maintain your cargo intact and the weatherproofing itself, along with your peace of mind. Plastic can become a hazard if it sticks to a driver’s windshield behind you.

Clean Construction Equipment and Trailers:

Bobcats and excavators are mighty machines, but they’re not immune to the havoc of dirt and rocks. By keeping them clean during transport, we prevent potential road hazards and ensure smooth sailing for all. Spraying off the tracks and undercarriage before each transport is a good practice to keep.
The importance of cleanliness in transportation - a dirty excavator has mud stuck in its tracks and bucket. Before loading, always rinse your work equipment.

Visibility Matters:

Leaves, acorns, sand, gravel, and other debris may seem harmless, but they can wreak havoc if they hit someone’s windshield or worse, break glass and cause injury. We ensure not only our loads are clean but also our trailers to maintain visibility and prevent accidents.

Setting the Standard:

At Tyger, we’re not just raising the bar; we’re setting it. Clean, secure loads aren’t just a preference—they’re our promise to prioritize safety and professionalism in every journey. Taking an extra 60 seconds to do a quick walk-around could save lives. Always remember: Cleanliness is key when it comes to safety!

What to Do After Debris Hits Your Car

When something hits your windshield, it is loud, scary, and people tend to panic. Staying calm is crucial for handling the situation effectively. If debris starts to blow off and hit your car, try to remember: Staying Calm is a superpower! Here is what to do if you find yourself in this dangerous situation.

what to do if debris hits your car In the car, the steering wheel bent from the accident.

Ensure Safety First:

Prioritize the safety of yourself and passengers. Avoid stepping out into traffic.

Move to Safety:

If possible, move your vehicle to a safer location to prevent further danger.

Call for Help and Report to Emergency Services:

If there are injuries, call emergency services immediately.

Police Report:

Report the accident to the police for documentation. File a report at the scene or later at the station for a fresh record of events.

Identify the Cause

what to do if debris hits your car- identify the cause- truck full of junk

Record Details:

Note any details about the vehicle or person responsible for the debris.

Gather Information:

Collect make, model, license plate, or company details. This information could be crucial for legal purposes.

Witness Details:

Get contact information from any witnesses present at the scene.

Legal Support:

Witness testimony can serve as valuable evidence in legal proceedings.

Document Evidence

What to do if Debris hits your car - Hands holding a cell phone taking a photo of a dent in the bumper of a green car.

Capture Images:

Take photos and videos of the debris and accident scene.

Timely Documentation:

The sooner you record evidence, the stronger your case.

Seek Medical Attention

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Medical Assessment:

Even if you feel fine, have a doctor assess any injuries.

Document Injuries:

Document injuries for legal and insurance purposes.

By following these steps, you can ensure your safety and protect your rights after encountering debris on the road. When you choose Tyger, you’re not just choosing a transportation service; you’re choosing peace of mind and a commitment to cleanliness and safety. Let’s keep the roads clear, clean, and safe together! 🛣️ 

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