Three Necessary Steps For Truck Safety

Two trucks drive along a busy road

When it comes to trucks, heavy rigid, medium or small, safety is of the utmost importance. Your truck should adhere to strict servicing standards and your drivers need to be consistently trained to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing requirements of truck driving.

When it comes to safety, it’s important that you adhere close to these measures to ensure the safety of you and others on the road. Find out our three key steps for truck safety below.

Rigid service schedules

Trucks are a much more significant danger on the road than your average car, as they’re made up of a complicated combination of components and require a specific set of skills to drive. 

At Rentco, we offer a range of trucks from rigid flat top trucks to tipper trucks and prime movers. Each different truck has its own different set of servicing requirements, and this can also change based on what the truck is being used for.

All of our rental trucks are serviced on a strict schedule to ensure that we pick up any issues before they become dangerous. While we invest in quality trucks, we know that there is always the possibility that something could go wrong and we’re not willing to take the risk.

When you’re commanding a large vehicle, you want to know for sure that it meets all safety requirements and is altogether trustworthy. You could be the best driver in the world and still not be able to avoid danger driving an unsafe truck. When you partner with Rentco, we’ll do the work for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Driver training

Driving a large truck isn’t quite the same as driving a car. For one, most rigid trucks require a different license, and this involves a whole different framework of reference for driving. Depending on the truck, you might need a HR, HC or MC vehicle license.

While all truck drivers need at least one of these licenses, it’s important to ensure that driver training goes much further than the basics and is continually updated. Truck driver training is an ongoing process to ensure that drivers are always up-to-date and keeping their skills updated and upgraded.

In addition, as trucks change and become more advanced, it’s important that drivers’ skills stay up-to-date alongside them. Knowing how to navigate complicated systems and use new technological advances to your advantage can be vital to ongoing safety in your truck driving.

Environment-specific safety

Safe driving of trucks goes far beyond the basics, like checking your blind spots and using your indicator. Trucks are often used to transport large loads, and there are a variety of different environments that they operate within. 

Whether this is mining, on Australian roads or in agriculture, it’s important that trucks are driven specific to their environment.

This means specific servicing parameters and driver training that is catered to the individual environment.

At Rentco, we service all of our equipment specific to the use case. That means that if you’re using a truck on a mining operation, we will change our servicing requirements to accommodate the individual requirements that come with the difficult terrain. 

Renting trucks supports safety efforts

Purchasing trucks and servicing trucks yourself can be a long and expensive process. By renting your transport equipment, you’ll have the luxury of flexibility and affordability as well as confidence in the safety of your fleet.

Let Rentco handle the hard parts, so you can focus on the driving. Get in touch with us here or give us a call on 08 9353 9999.