Slip-and-fall Safety Questions.

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PackRat's Comment
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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Purchase a ranch style home and never leave.

PackRat's Comment
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Purchase a ranch style home and never leave.

Don't forget the basement

Stevo Reno's Comment
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U-Haul truck ramps have ridges across the aluminum for grip LOL @ no stickers for 3 points of contacts is plain ole common sense.

I worked with U-Haul equipment off n on the past 15 years, and never fell off a step or ramp in any bad weather conditions. When I moved back to Arizona back in 2012, I road my motorcycle up into the back in the 26 ft U haul, and backed it off backwards (coasting) without busting my azz lol

My thinking/motto; "Those who can, DO. Those who can't, wish they could" thank-you-2.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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.... I suppose if truck rental companies start get major lawsuits against them, rental trucks will start to have superior anti-skid surfaces on them for human footing.

So, if this is all true, instead of filling us up with your BS, go hire an ambulance chaser lawyer and maybe you'll will get a $1.298 settlement.

Laura

AlongCameJones's Comment
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No, gummy-sole/anti-slip shower shoes should suffice as essential moving equipment in the future. They literally saved my neck during the last move. Anti-slip shower shoes are designed for traction even on soapy gym shower floors so they should hold well on a wet non-soapy aluminum loading ramp. I don't know of any closed shoes or boots that offer such good traction on wet surfaces as a good shower shoe brand.

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AlongCameJones's Comment
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U-Haul truck ramps have ridges across the aluminum for grip LOL @ no stickers for 3 points of contacts is plain ole common sense.

I worked with U-Haul equipment off n on the past 15 years, and never fell off a step or ramp in any bad weather conditions. When I moved back to Arizona back in 2012, I road my motorcycle up into the back in the 26 ft U haul, and backed it off backwards (coasting) without busting my azz lol

My thinking/motto; "Those who can, DO. Those who can't, wish they could" thank-you-2.gif

That Penske aluminum truck ramp also likewise had ridges across it, yet my Nike Air Monarchs slid down them like a river otter on a muddy river bank when the damm thing got wet. The key word here is WET. I afterward put on my soft rubber flip-flops and they stuck to that WET ramp like Krazy Glue. I remembered my flip-flops after slipping and having to run down the ramp with the dolly to keep from tumbling over because shower shoes are, yes, designed for wet conditons and those gym/pool sandals were the grippy-est things I had at the time for my two feet. Think WET as in SHOWER. Somebody must make a closed shoe or a boot with such a superior anti-slip sole for wet conditions but I don't know who does. If you get oil and grease on your soles, things are all the worse.

Ok, commercial drivers what do YOU personally wear for footwear on the job in:

-wet condions? -icy conditions?

Maybe some of you don't need any special anti-skid footwear because the stepping areas on your assigned rigs are already grippy enough. Army boot soles which are hard and army 5-ton truck knife-edge-texture steps are a great team. The sharp surfaces on the these particular steps dig right into even hard or slick boot soles come rain, ice, snow, oil or grease. These steps have a diamond hole pattern over their surfaces. Snow, water, leaves, ice, mud and debris does not accumulate on these steps: the debris falls right through the holes. All vehicle walking/stepping surfaces should be designed in this fashion. Truck ramps and tractor catwalks should have this sharp "cheese-grater" texture too. I think these are much grippy-ier than even diamond plate which has no such holes to eliminate build-up of wetness or debris.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I'm a real trucker and use flip flops all year round.

AlongCameJones's Comment
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I'm a real trucker and use flip flops all year round.

flip-flops, CB radio slang, return trips, of course!

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