Snow and ice has and always will be a problem. You cannot prevent weather from occurring but you can help reduce the number of accidents caused by bad environmental conditions.
It’s happened time and time again, you’re driving on the Interstate behind a tractor trailer, the corner of your eyes watching over a mound of snow on top of the truck in front of you, bound to fly off at any moment and hit your windshield, possibly resulting in an accident.
Snow removals systems such Scraper Systems, Inc. and Cyclone Works, Inc. are helping to prevent these types of accidents from occurring with equipment that cleans off the top of large vehicles, such as buses and tractor trailers.
There are many types of products that do this. Scraper Systems, for example, uses an adjustable scraper that trucks just drive under, whereas Cyclone Works’ snow remover acts as a blow dryer, sending a gust of hot air at speeds of 150 mph to dry off snow and ice.
So what are the benefits of purchasing a snow removal system such as these?
The biggest benefit is safety. Instead of drivers having to climb on top of a 13’ high trailer and risk falling and being injured, they just have to drive underneath one these pieces of equipment. Those who cannot climb on top of the truck, leave snow and ice on the roof, which poses a risk to everyone on the road, possibly resulting in an accident.
Not only is safety a benefit, but cost as well. Although a company would have to pay for the equipment, they will be saving in fuel since (as scrapersystems.com notes) as little as “six inches of wet snow on a 45-foot trailer” adds 2,400 pounds of weight, requiring more fuel usage.
Along with cost come the fines many states give for leaving snow and ice on a vehicle. Fines that can often be prevented by taking cautious measures.
Be safe during bad weather and use equipment such as those above to help improve safety both on and off the road.