The Hazard. As end-dump truck bodies and semi-trailer dumping rigs get longer the incidence of units tipping over has increased. This type of accident is more frequently connected with semitrailer rigs than with straight . In the last couple of years one fatality and at least one serious injury have resulted when tipped over.
As end-dump truck bodies and/or semi-trailer dump rigs get longer instability of the vehicle gets higher and higher. With high instability comes more of a chance of trucks tipping over. This risk is greater in semi-trailer rigs than in straight trucks due to the
Jul 17 2017 · Lower the bed if the truck starts to lean. Unlatch the tail gate when dumping. Make sure the path is clear when backing into a dump area. Avoid soft ground if possible. Use extra care with "sticky" loads like asphalt or clay which can adhere to one end or side of bed and create a weight imbalance. Line up the and trailer before dumping.