When you are a truck driver, especially a semi, you have a lot of items that you are usually carrying in your trailer. You want to make sure that you are getting everything into your truck and that you’re keeping both you and your cargo safe while loading and while traveling.
Below are six tips that you can use to help you make loading your truck easier.
1. Enlist help for really large items
If you have a load that is too big so that you can’t lift it comfortably by yourself, making sure that you have items such as dollies available to you or enlist the help of someone else to get the item loaded.
2. Lift using your knees
When you are setting down or picking up items, don’t bend your waist. Bend your knees instead.
3. Posture is important
When you are lifting, try keeping your back straight. Don’t arch it.
4. Good footwork’s important
When you are lifting an item, you should be as near the item as you can. Your feet should be the width of your shoulders apart when you’re picking items up.
5. Take it slowly
When you are lifting objects that are heavy, use steady and slow movements. This won’t slow you down very much compared with having to take a break because you overexerted.
6. Load the big items first
This is going to help with ensuring you’ve got enough room for all of the things that have to go into your truck. It’s going to be a lot easier to move the smaller items when you’re almost done than trying to find the room for the bigger items.
These are the things that you should remember when you are loading a truck. They will help you to do it efficiently and safely and ensure that your cargo is safe as well. Now that you have an idea of your load orientation, you can begin loading your cargo.
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