Transportation rules and regulations expert witnesses may write reports and opine on the Department of Transportation, trucking accidents, the truck manufacturing industry, and related topics. In Liftgate Steps and Lighting: More Complicated Than You Think, Tom Berg, Senior Editor TruckingInFo.com – Trailer Talk describes a safety issue that came up in a task force session during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council meeting in Tampa, Fla., in February.
Regarding steps, users and manufacturers of liftgates discussed the ins and outs of entry and egress and how to make it safe for drivers and helpers. The object is to write a TMC Recommended Practice for members to use in spec’ing new equipment, but it can’t just say, “Here, here, and there.” Some definitions and dimensions are needed.
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