A car accident is never a good experience, and unfortunately they often result in an injury or a fatality. There are specific precautions that are taken to minimize bodily damage during a crash. Many companies are renting truck mounted attenuators (TMA), also called scorpion trucks or crash trucks, to help keep their employees and others safe. This device is mounted onto the back of a truck and is deployed when the vehicle is at rest. When the TMA is deployed, it can significantly decrease bodily injury if the truck is hit. Here are just a few of the different situations where it is important to have a TMA on your truck.
If your truck and employees are going to be on the side of the road, it is going to be important to have a TMA truck. Unfortunately drivers now days are distracted with cell phones and radio stations and can lose track of where they are. There were over 40,000 traffic fatalities in the year 2016. That number is much too high and really illustrates how the road system is not safe. It is going to be supremely important that you protect your employees and others with a TMA.
Accidents occur all over, and on a construction site, they do occur. A TMA truck can significantly decrease the damage to both your employees and your equipment. A truck mounted attenuator is designed to decrease the amount of damage of high speed and low speed collisions. In a construction zone, vehicles and heavy equipment will most likely not be traveling fast, but a lot of the equipment is going to be very heavy. Without a TMA, that heavy equipment can do a lot of damage, but with one, the damage will be significantly decreased. When it comes to workplace safety, there is no measure that is not worth taking and that is especially if it is going to be protecting the lives of employees.
Rent A TMA
Even if you are not a company that has to worry about collisions on a daily basis, you need to know that you can rent a TMA truck. You may want to have a TMA truck when you are moving into a new home that is right on the road and you have a big project to complete, such as installing sod for your lawn. Not only big companies use TMA trucks, and you could be glad that you rented one. To learn more, contact a company like Stripes & Stops Company, Inc.
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