Dangerous situations during transport

1. After a road traffic collision/accident

  1. Inform the dispatcher,
  2. Record the details of the witnesses and their vehicles,
  3. Count the persons affected,
  4. Take photos of the accident (stopping distance, surroundings, damages),
  5. Make a statement,
  6. Describe the damage and details of the incident,

2. Before stopping the vehicle in a dangerous place (on a motorway, narrow road)

  1. Notify other drivers on your CB radio that you are about to stop,
  2. Switch on the hazard warning lights,
  3. Wear a reflective vest,
  4. Before getting out, make sure in your side mirrors that nothing is coming,
  5. Position the warning triangle in accordance with traffic regulations.

3. Driving on roads with a dangerous surface (e.g. gravel)

  1. Reduce speed to minimum,
  2. Once on the road, stop in a safe place, inspect the load, in case of damage immediately inform the Brand Quality Controller and the Dispatcher

4. Securing the truck in steep and slippery areas

  1. Put a chock under the wheel of the truck, which should be on the equipment of the autotransporter, in an easily accessible place.

5. In the event of an oil leak from the autotransporter, proceed as follows

  1. Small spill – protect/clear spill with absorbent mat, sorbent or sand,
  2. Large spill – notify the Fire Brigade and yard staff.

6. If the upper deck falls, e.g. due to worn Teflon nuts, the following must be done immediately

  1. Abort loading/unloading,
  2. Call the yard staff,
  3. Notify the dispatcher,
  4. After consultation with the truck service, unload the trucks from the upper deck,
  5. ATTENTION: Do not, under any circumstances, enter the decks of the autotransporter.

7. In case of fire of the auto transporter/cargo

  1. Inform the fire brigade and the dispatcher,
  2. Use the fire extinguisher as instructed,
  3. Secure the place of the incident
  4. ATTENTION! Do not get into loaded cars under any circumstances.

8. Self-drop of a loaded vehicle

  1. If there is a situation where the loaded car will start to automatically slide off the deck UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES TRY TO STOP IT!
  2. Caution to avoid such occurrences should:
  • Before exiting a loaded car, apply the handbrake, put the gearbox in gear,
  • Immediately after exiting the loaded car, block the wheel with a chock.

9. Loading the first car over the cab

  1. Special care should be taken,
  2. Check the space where the accelerator and clutch pedals are located to ensure that there are no objects obstructing their correct use.

10. Driver’s work on the upper decks of an autotransporter

  1. The upper decks of the autotransporter may only be accessed during loading or unloading when they are lowered to the maximum,
  2. Wear a protective helmet with the chin strap fastened.

11. Repairs to the autotransporter by the driver

  1. All repairs on the autotransporter must be agreed with the service and dispatcher.

12. Theft of cargo or auto transporter

  1. The incident must be reported to the DISPATCHER
  2. Contact the municipal police or the police and check whether the transporter has been towed away (especially if it has been parked in an unauthorised place),
  3. Report the incident to the police (make a note of the police unit, address, name of the person taking the report),
  4. A note should be made with a description of the incident, location, date, time, vehicle details and policy number,