Maintenance of Dump Trucks and Roll-Offs
Selective Hauling understands that when dealing with heavy machinery, dump truck service safety and roll-off service safety are our number one priorities. Like our dump trucks, safety of our people and equipment is a number one priority. This is why the drivers we employ go through a screening process that takes into consideration experience and driving history from the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) PSP Program. We then train and examine our employees thoroughly to meet all safety protocols. Even after all the training they receive, they still need to make sure the truck meets all safety and performance standards so our employees can deliver a stellar and reliable service. The reason our clients can count on us to be reliable each and every service is we take care of our equipment through our drivers’ daily inspections , in addition to periodic in-house maintenance. Some example of the types of maintenance we do in-house with our trucks include but are not limited to the following:
- Periodic PM and Annual D.O.T. Inspection
- PSI Inspection on Tires: “You can improve your gas mileage by 0.6% on average—up to 3% in some cases—by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2% for every 1 psi drop in the average pressure of all tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.” – FuelEconomy.Gov
- Manufacturer Recommendations: We make sure to reference the manufacturer recommendations of each vehicle in order to keep them in their optimal shape.
- 3rd Party Inspections: We hire trained professionals to conduct thorough brake inspections to meet DOT guidelines.
- Software: Our GPS Fleet Tracking System allows us to pull data on each one of our vehicles. Using this information we can more accurately keep track of when each vehicle requires maintenance.
- In-House Mechanics: Our mechanics have more than 30 years of experience and the ability to repair our trucks efficiently so that they can be back on the road in no time!
Our Safety and Health Director conducts safety inspections and JHA, industry-specific toolbox talks, and tool and equipment inspections at all job sites. The Safety Department also oversees both our Employee Safety Program and our Truck Maintenance Schedule.
The safety of our employees is our number one priority. After completing their employee paperwork, our employees are required to complete a FIT test so they can demonstrate that they’re healthy enough to work. They are equipped with the following to ensure they can complete their jobs at hand without compromising on their own safety:
- Dust Masks: These masks are used to prevent fine construction debris dust from being inhaled
- Goggles: Fine dust can also cause injury to eyes so we equip our employees with protective eyewear to prevent injury from fine dust or other loose material that may injure their eyes.
- Upper Body Wear: We provide each employee with Selective Hauling branded shirts (both short and long-sleeved) that come in bright yellow so that the employees are visible when working in darker settings. To stand out even more in the dark they are also equipped with high visibility safety vests.
- Gloves: Each employee is given hard duty gloves to use, which help to reduce blisters on the job. Whenever they feel that the gloves have worn out their effectiveness, they simply switch them out with a new pair in our main office.
- Hard Hats: Wearing these types of hats must provide protection for the following situations
- “When objects or debris might fall from above and strike workers on the head
- When employees may strike their heads against fixed objects, like supports, beams, or other equipment
- When there is the possibility that workers’ heads will make contact with electrical hazards” – OSHA Hard Hat Requirements
- Steel-Toed Shoes: If you’ve ever worked at a construction site, you know that along with a hard hat, steel-toed shoes are very important if you want to prevent injury. Accidents can happen anywhere on a job site and without specialty shoes like these, you could be out of work for a while if anything heavy falls on your foot.
- Dump Truck Lift Gate: This feature on our dump trucks help the employees load the debris onto the truck with less effort. This means they work more efficiently to keep your dump truck service cost on budget.
- Safely Scraping Loads: Occasionally we will have loads that need to be scraped by excavators at our disposal facility partners. This tends to happen in the winter time with frozen loads or with loads that contain dirt that has stuck to the container. It’s much safer for us to use this option for these types of loads.
To work with a safe and reliable dumpster rental company like ours, don’t hesitate to call us at 301-330-0983. We make ordering dumpster rentals easy with our live dispatching team. Or if calling isn’t your thing, please visit our request a quote page or if you just have some general questions use our contact page.
Stay safe y’all.