HAZARD: Rocks dislodging from log trucks in BC's Interior regions

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Grand Forks, Castlegar, Adams Lake Divisions (Interfor)
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Several logging trucks were seen with rocks wedged between logs. The public have also complained about rocks flying out from logging trucks on public road systems.

Hazard: Loadermen can accidentally place rocks into loads, which can then fall out during transport.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Actions to Prevent a Re-Occurrence:

  • To prepare roadside log deck storage areas, use a brow log to store logs above ground level.
  • When lifting logs that have been in contact with the ground, drop logs onto the brow log to remove rocks prior to loading onto trucks.
  • Drivers are responsible for their load and are expected to view all sides of load prior to driving.
  • Before entering a highway, drivers should inspect the spaces between dual tires for lodged rocks and other debris.
  • Replace torn-off mud flaps to prevent rocks from flying out from dual tires.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Lana Kurz, RPF, Interfor, Interior Operations, Lana.Kurz@Interfor.com (250) 679-6838

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