Haul truck positioning pays big dividends

Careful attention should always be paid to the tyres on your trucks - and rightfully so. But are you paying attention to how your haul trucks are positioned?

When backing a truck up to a rock pile, keep a close eye on the positioning of its rear axle versus the pile's front edge, and make sure the front edge is clear of debris. Angle and spacing are crucial. Keep the front edge clear, which will help prevent tyre cutting, impact damage and other problems.

Ground surfaces should be flat, too. When a newly loaded truck pulls away, immediately clean the area to remove rocks that might have fallen to the ground during the loading process. Being aware of where your trucks are - and their surroundings - will help keep them up and running.