Rock Products

MAY 2018

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48 • ROCK products • May 2018 a rig travels, the less added weight or stress is placed on the trailer. Trailer manufacturers also provide a speed rating, generally 55 or 65 mph. Keep this in mind when purchasing a trailer to ensure it's within a fleet's normal operating speed. Ensuring safety when hauling heavy equipment may not be as simple as throwing on a hardhat, harness or hearing protection, but the risks associated with not doing it are just as great. Checking the load, the road and everything in between will get everyone, and everything, safely from point A to point B. Troy Geisler is the vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Man- ufacturing. He has more than 10 years of experience in trailer sales, including four years with Talbert. Geisler earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue Uni- versity in West Lafayette, Ind. Trailer Safety Jobsite safety goes beyond personal protective equipment. Ensuring equipment makes it to and from the site in one piece and without accidents and injuries is just as important. Carriers can vary gooseneck lengths in the front to achieve the proper steer weight and drive axle weight. Carriers also can alter the distances between axles and axle groups to hit max weights and remain in com- pliance with various state laws. Troy Geisler

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