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Fire Safety On The Road 🔥

Fire Safety On The Road 🔥

As a professional truck driver, you know that safety on the road is paramount, but have you considered the importance of fire safety within your rig? Let’s talk about why fire safety is crucial in the event of an emergency. 

In the event of a fire, every second counts, and an easily accessible fire extinguisher can mean the difference between a minor incident and a major catastrophe.
🧯Protect Lives and Cargo: Your safety and the safety of others can depend on it. Safeguarding your cargo is essential for business continuity.
🧯USDOT Requirements for Fire Extinguishers:
All trucks and buses (except those in driveaway-towaway operations) must carry fire extinguishers. Hazardous material transporters must equip your rig with fire extinguishers rated 10 B:C or greater. Non-hazardous material transporters must carry either one fire extinguisher rated 5 B:C or greater, or two fire extinguishers rated 4 B:C or greater.
🧯Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Regularly check your fire extinguisher. Get in the habit of performing a monthly inspection to insure that the fire extinguisher is accessible, in the green, and up to date. Remember to get it professionally inspected and serviced annually. After every use, ensure it’s ready for action by having it refilled and recharged.
🧯Location, Location, Location!
Know where to find your fire extinguisher and stay compliant by displaying an eye-catching “Fire Extinguisher Inside” decal prominently outside on your vehicle, and near where the fire extinguisher is installed. This easy to apply adhesive vinyl sticker is weather-resistant and highly visible. In case of emergency, a fire extinguisher inside decal will help you or a first responder locate the fire extinguisher quickly. 

By following these important safety steps, you may just protect your business or a life in what could be a catastrophic event. 

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