Terminal Tractors: They’re Anything But “Terminal”
What comes to mind when one thinks of the word “terminal?” If you’re like most, it’s heart attacks, brain hemorrhages, cancer, or airports–none of which sound even the slightest bit appealing. When we hear the word “terminal,” we think immediately of death, we think immediately of danger, but what if something “terminal” keep people out of danger, could save money or even human lives (not to mention enhancing the efficiency of your business)? What if there were something that could do that? There is such a thing, the Terminal Tractor!
But first, what is the dang thing? and why have I never heard of them before?
A Terminal Tractor is a specialty truck designed for speedy, secure, safe, and effective movement of cargo containers or semi-trailers. They’re fairly common in a lot of businesses that handle a large volume of shipping and receiving operations, you just might nor have heard of them before because they’re more than often colloquially referred to as “Yard Trucks.”
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “that’s all nice. But how does it save me money (and potentially someone’s life!)?” Here’s how:
If you’ve have anything to do with a business that regularly ships or receives large amounts of materials, you know that the transportation of trailers and cargo containers can be very dangerous while utilizing traditional means, chiefly because its operator an operator is consistently in and out of the cab platform area while spotting a trailer, and the inherent dangers there are obvious: you’re standing next to a moving trailer. But Terminal Tractors reduce this risk. The operator can spot its trailer without ever having to leave the cab platform area, which means less potential for its operator to get in harm’s way and potentially sustain an injury. Less potential for injury means less injuries, and less injuries means lower worker’s compensation insurance exposure, which in turn means less money out of your pocket.
Owning a Terminal Tractor is good for all parties involved. It’s safer for your workers, it’s efficient, and it helps your bottom line, along with countless other reasons to own a Terminal Tractor.
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