Just like your vehicle, semi-trucks and heavy machinery can suffer auto glass damage and require professional replacement services. Damaged and broken glass can put operators at risk and slow down the progress of the job. Glass replacement and repair done correctly and quickly can maintain your high safety standards and get your truck or construction vehicle back to work.
Semi-trucks: Regardless whether you are an owner, operator, or drive a fleet vehicle, the safety of the driver and the cargo are always top priority. If the windshield or other glass is chipped or cracked, your field of view may be impaired, which can be very dangerous with a vehicle weighing 30 tons or more. When mirrors are damaged, seeing what is happening to either side of the truck is either difficult or impossible depending on the extent of the damage. There’s already plenty of stress driving a semi without the added hassle of trying to see around cracks and chips in your windshield, windows or mirrors.
Those who operate or own semi-trucks rely on them for their livelihood. If the truck is not safe to drive, the operator is unable to deliver his cargo. Not only does the driver lose money, the company wanting the cargo shipped does too. This is why it is so important that glass and windshield on the truck is fixed promptly and correctly.
Heavy equipment: Windshields and windows on heavy equipment are quite often subjected to harsh conditions. Falling debris, exposure to sun, and vandalism can damage the glass. It is not unusual for one of these vehicles to suffer window cracks or scratches.
The windows on heavy equipment, like backhoes, excavators, and forklifts, are an important safety feature. They protect the operator from flying rocks, stones, dirt, and debris that is found at most construction sites. A cracked or broken window compromises the safety of the worker, putting him in danger of a workplace injury. Damaged glass will not provide the protection to your employees that OSHA requires.
Broken and damaged windows can impede the vision of the operator. Not only will this prevent him from doing his job correctly, it could result in deadly injuries to his co-workers. A clear, unobstructed view while operating heavy equipment is essential to the proper function and safety of the machine.
We all know the old saying, “Time is money.” Many construction projects are on a strict timeline and cannot be put off while equipment is repaired. An out-of-service machine can delay the completion of the job, possibly putting the entire project in jeopardy. Save money and time by finding an auto glass replacement technician who is knowledgeable and skilled in the replacement of heavy equipment glass. Getting is done right the first time will prevent a delay in your schedule due to machine maintenance.
Urgency is often the top priority when the glass in your semi-truck or heavy equipment needs to be repaired or replaced. It is important to note that many auto glass shops do not have the specialized skills or expertise to work on these types of vehicles.Auto Glass Fleet To ensure that your new glass is installed properly, be sure to work with a technician who is trained and knowledgeable of the specifications associated with semis and construction vehicles.
Bruce DeDona is the owner of DeDona Tint and Sound, and co-owner of DeDona Auto Glass, providing the Piedmont with expert auto glass repair and replacement, as well as premier custom audio installations, window tinting, mobile video, security systems and much more.