Secure your vehicles load
So you are driving down the road, minding your own business. Then suddenly the truck ahead of you loses its entire load right in front of you. You have to swerve to avoid a collision. We have seen this time and time again. Not securing your load can be very dangerous for you and other drivers. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that 25,000 accidents each year are caused by unsecured loads. They also report that approximately 80-90 fatalities occur due to this negligence.
Be smart when loading a vehicle. Know the weight limit of your vehicle. Make sure all items are tied down with heavy rope, bungee or tie down straps. Always put lighter objects on the bottom. If you are hauling items that are easily blown around, cover them with a tarp. Many landfills require lawn debris to be covered. Gerber Collision and Glass recommend that you double check your load before getting on the road. Ask yourself if you would feel safe riding behind your vehicle.