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Increase Trailer Side Guard Safety with DOT Tape

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DOT Tape is a great add-on for side guards on large trucks. Our reflective DOT tapes help alert motorists and pedestrians of the potential dangers of being too close to a semi-truck.

Large trucks, such as semis, play a vital role in our economy by transporting all types of goods across the country. However, their size and weight make them potentially dangerous to other motorists and pedestrians. That’s where safety measures like side guards and DOT tape come into play. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of side guards, the role of DOT tape, and how they work together to enhance truck safety.

The Purpose of Side Guards

You’ve likely seen large trucks on the road with metal bars running along the sides of their trailers. These are known as side guards, and their purpose is not widely understood by the general public. Let’s use a movie reference to illustrate their significance. Think about the action-packed scenes in movies like “The Fast and the Furious” where cars race along the interstate. In some instances, these cars attempt to drive underneath semi-trucks, barely clearing the bottom of the trailer. If these semi-trucks were equipped with side guards, it would be impossible for anything to pass underneath their trailers. This is precisely what side guards are intended for – keeping pedestrians and other vehicles safe on the road. They prevent traffic from coming into contact with the undercarriages and rear tires of large trucks.

The Role of DOT Tape

While side guards serve as a primary safety measure, additional precautions are sometimes necessary to ensure the utmost safety. This is where DOT tape comes into play as a secondary safety measure. DOT tape, including DOTC2 tape, is highly reflective and serves as a visual warning to alert people of the potential dangers of being too close to a semi-truck. By adding DOT tape to side guards, you create a high-visibility warning that keeps individuals alert to the risks associated with riding or walking too closely to a large truck.

Reducing Accident Rates

Accidents involving large trucks and other motorists can have devastating consequences. By combining side guards and DOT tape, we can help reduce annual accident rates. At Heskins LLC, we take pride in offering a variety of DOT tape options to help you meet DOT standards while staying within your budget. Our commitment to safety extends to providing cost-effective solutions that protect lives on the road.

Making Roadways Safer

In conclusion, side guards and DOT tape are valuable safety tools for large trucks. Side guards keep vehicles and pedestrians away from the undercarriages and rear tires of semis, while DOT tape adds a highly visible warning to enhance safety. By incorporating these safety measures, we can collectively make our roadways safer for everyone.

If you’re interested in enhancing the safety of your large trucks by using DOT tape on your side guards, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is here to assist you and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about safety enhancements. Together, let’s make the roadways a safer place, one roll of DOT tape at a time.

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