Trailer Access Steps for Improved Safety
By Jennifer McVey | May 2, 2017
A key area for driver safety improvement in the trucking industry is in the entry and exit of vehicles from ground level as drivers climb into the bed of the trailer using the ICC bumper or other unsafe methods. According to Amerisafe.com 54% of all driver injuries from slips and falls are from getting on and off trucks and trailers.
Designed for van trailers or straight trucks with a 48" deck height, Ancra’s new trailer access steps provide a high-strength and durable solution for easily accessing trailers. Our trailer access steps are designed to be permanently mounted under a trailer door and can be easily pulled out to aide in accessing the inside of the trailer. Built with interlocking tabs and slot construction at key points, our unique joint design holds up to 350 lbs. Whether you purchase a 2-step or 3-step unit we manufacture each unit with your choice of either a highly-visible safety yellow powered coat or a hot dip galvanized zinc coat for optimum corrosion resistance.
Unlike other standard access steps, Ancra’s trailer access steps include a latch to hold the step securely in position providing a strong, safe and secure way to stow until needed. In addition, our trailer access steps are built with an aggressive formed anti-slip surface and self-cleaning design that allows snow and ice to drop through the tread to avoid buildup. So whether its winter or summer, your employees can feel confident that they’ll keep their footing while getting in and out of the trailer reducing the risk of falling from the vehicle and saving you from devastating injuries and downtime costs.