Are employees at your warehouse or distribution center still using shunting to manage trailer movement? Leave this costly and time-consuming method in the past where it belongs. Here are four major benefits that our trailer dolly can bring to your business, now and in the future.
1. Improved Efficiency
According to DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations, a person must hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in order to operate a shunt truck. How many times have you experienced frustrating delays waiting for a qualified driver?
No special licensing or certification is needed to operate our trailer dollies. With a minimum amount of basic training, any of your employees will be ready to move trailers around the yard by themselves. This process also eliminates the possibility of sizable fines if the shunt driver’s hours are not logged properly.
2. Safer Working Conditions
Shunt trucks have the same potential for accidents as any other motorized vehicle. This is compounded by the fact that these trucks are operating in a confined area with sight lines that are frequently obstructed. The compact size and easy maneuverability of trailer dollies neutralizes the most dangerous aspects of shunting. In addition, fewer workplace injuries means improved productivity and profitability.
3. Better Equipment Control
There are a number of reasons why a CDL is needed to operate a shunt truck. One of the primary reasons is the difficulty of safely operating these unwieldy vehicles, especially in a crowded and constricted yard. Size and maneuverability, the same features that make our trailer dollies so safe, enable smooth movement of trailers weighing thousands of pounds.
4. Reduced Expenses
Whether you employ a full-time CDL driver or contract with a third-party service to handle shunting duties, you’re incurring a significant ongoing expense. There’s no need to hire additional staff to use our trailer dollies, and costs are further reduced due to less maintenance and no need for expensive fuel.
The Trailer Dolly: An Effective Solution for Any Application
Learn more about the advantages of a battery-powered trailer dolly from DJ Products. Contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly Sales Engineers.