Truck Upfit for the Road Crew-Keeping Safe

Road Crew Truck Upfit

This crew hits the road in the rain, wind, or snow, they deserve the same work-safe environment as does the shop crew.

We were tasked with securing all the required tools for the job. We designed a special slide for the derailer since it is so heavy and requires a reach and lift with your back extended.  Is this OSHA’s number one back strain position?  It may be, but now the slide mechanism pulls it out so it is a straight arm lift position.  Next came securing brake shoes,  Derail Locks, MU hoses, buggy bars, and brooms.

The first truck we did was old but we completely emptied and cleaned out the bed for layout.


Almost as lovely as when it was new just a little more character.