When most people think of crash trucks, they think of roadway construction or highway projects because these are the scenarios where these vehicles are used the most. However, crash trucks can be just as beneficial in smaller-scale applications, such as when you are in the process of paving a large parking area. The primary purpose of a crash truck is to prevent drivers in the vicinity of road-related work from severely injuring themselves by running into other machinery or equipment in use. Check out this list of other reasons why you may need to rent a crash truck for your parking lot paving project.
Prevent your machinery from getting damaged during a collision.
From pavement rolling machines to striping equipment, the equipment you use to complete a paving project is not cheap by any measure. If the equipment is in operation and there are no crash barriers around, a driver could easily run into the equipment and cause a lot of damage. Because the crash truck essentially follows along behind all the equipment that is being used, it creates a protective barrier between it and any cars in the area. therefore, if a collision does occur, it would be more likely to be with the crash truck and not your machinery.
Protect your employees from being injured by oncoming traffic.
The safety of the crew that works hard to help you complete projects is always hugely important. The simple truth of it is, when the pavement is going down in an area where there could also be traffic, even slow-moving traffic, your employees are left at risk. By renting a crash truck to follow the crew as they work to get the new parking lot material in place, you are doing as much as you can to protect them from oncoming traffic.
Avoid unnecessary damages to wet pavement through the project.
Even if no driver is injured or none of your equipment or employees are harmed, a misguided vehicle running through fresh wet pavement can be a huge problem. This kind of damage can really set the project back if the paved area has to be refinished. With a crash truck protecting the freshly paved areas, it is less likely that a vehicle will not see the wet pavement and drive right through it. these trucks are large, easy to see, and often have reflectors and flashing lights to maintain visibility.
To learn more about these vehicles, contact a business like Stripes & Stops Company, Inc.