New on the market is an exciting product in the area
of safety for tarping trucks. This Powered Truck Tarping System,
more than any other system, reduces the exposure to incidents and
claims due to driver falls and accidents as a result from hand tarping
Every year many accidents occur related to driver’s
tarping loads and most of these accidents require significant time
loss. Some create permanent disabilities and a few lead to death.
Although the monetary cost of an accident can be very high, making
sure everyone goes home safe at the end of the day is the most
important concern to all.
The Powered Truck Tarping System is manufactured
by U.S. Metal Works Inc. to minimize the time consuming
and dangerous task of laying out tarps on top of loads. This system
of tarping a load, allows a single user to tarp a load and never
leave the ground. It doesn’t get any safer than that. U.S.
Metal Works Inc. is a company that has produced quality products
for the wood products industry for the last 25 years.
This Powered Truck Tarping System is a proven
design of heavy-duty construction with oversize motors and drives
requiring very low maintenance. The system lifts and spreads up to
60 feet of tarp in one operation. Because of the simplicity of design
and operation minimal training is required to operate the system.
The basic system consists of the bridge and drive
rails. In many cases this system can be installed in your existing
building. Additional options include a support frame that could be
erected in your existing building or stand-alone and a complete package
that comes with bridge, rails, support frame, corrugated sheet metal
roof and siding. This system is often purchased and placed near an
exiting truck traffic lane. The standard system is operated with
a pendent control but is also available with a wireless remote control.
Be the next company to post a sign saying “Drivers
not allowed on loads”