Safe Tipping Structures for Trucks
In Finland, 200 - 300 tipper trucks overturn every year, with half of the accidents
being caused by the defective and incorrect construction of the truck body. As more trucks
are built to multi-purpose specifications, the risk of damage and accidents is expected to
increase in the future.
The Finnish Work Environment Fund, the Finnish Trucking Association, insurance
companies, and VTT Automation have prepared guidelines for the manufacture of improved
body structures. The guidelines will allow truckers to demand better-quality vehicles
already when planning a purchase. Insurance and vehicle inspection operations will also
benefit from the more detailed guidelines for applying the machinery directive to trucks.
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