Make a Lowboy Checklist
BY Sandy Lender
As managers and CEOs take stock of the back office in preparation for next year, have you considered efficiencies in your auxiliary hires? If you can’t afford to have lowboy drivers on the permanent payroll—and even if you can—you may find value in offering those drivers a checklist that protects your heavy equipment investments.
For example, the lowboy driver will want to make sure light poles are lowered on the paver before he loads it onto the trailer. This, of course, prevents brushes with trees or streetlights from bending or breaking these pricy components.
But why is this task left to the lowboy driver? Your crew can make the lowering of tall structures part of an end-of-shift routine; the lowboy driver can be the quality control or last-check for such things before he loads equipment.
You have a team out there. By getting all members of the crew on the same page when it comes to protecting equipment, you increase your chances of getting these pricy assets from job to job without costly damages.