Trailer Load Distribution
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Fluor Hanford, Richland, WA

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Operations, Waste Management, Heavy Equipment

Unusual distribution of weight on tractor-trailer combinations caused two recent events at Hanford. In one, the wheels of a tractor fell into a subsidence in a burial ground. In an unrelated event, the sand shoes on the landing gear of a trailer punched through an asphalt pad. No equipment damage occurred in either case.

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