New Truck Loading Procedures Aim to Reduce Injuries
At Central Kentucky Fiber Resources, safety is always top of mind. That’s why we have recently implemented new safety measures to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, vendors and customers. Specifically, we have implemented a new “Safe Loading Plan” at all industrial recycling centers to help prevent accidents in the loading docks.
The plan changed the direction of the final bale row in each van trailer, greatly decreasing the risk of a bale falling on an unsuspecting driver. In order to avoid incidents related to improperly loaded vans, which have caused injuries and even death in some cases, Central Kentucky Fiber Resources expects all drivers delivering to our facilities to follow these new safety procedures or face significantly increased penalties.
Truck Loading Requirements
To ensure the safety of our drivers, the following requirements must be followed:
Before loading bales
- Inspect the trailer to make sure the trailer is safe and clean.
- Make sure bales are of good integrity and have adequate bindings.
- Know the safe, acceptable load patterns.
While loading bales
- Always turn the last row of bales lengthwise to prevent bales from falling/shifting during transit. The last row can be no more than two bales high. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
- Never put a stack of three bales next to a stack of one bale.
- Do not place small bales on the bottom with large bales on top.
- Do not place high-density bales on top of low-density bales.
- Leave room for bales to expand inside the van, leaving room to unload safely.
The safety of our employees, vendors and customers is a top priority for Central Kentucky Fiber Resources. For more information on the safety policy, contact us at 859-225-8100. We thank you in advance for your understanding and your commitment to safety.