Straight Truck Safety Procedures

  • Communicate and stay in visual contact with the driver as much as possible.
  • Be sure the truck bed is down when opening the end gate.
  • Once the end gate is open, step to the left/driver side of the vehicle where you are visible to the driver in their mirror; this will also prevent injuries if there is a foreign object in the truck which may fall and hit you.
  • Never hoist the bed slowly to initiate grain flow into the pit.
  • Remain at the side of the vehicle while the grain is unloading.
  • Advise employees of potential foreign objects in the grain that could cause serious injury to workers or equipment.