Industry Best Practices

3 Ways a Truck Mounted Generator Saves You Money

Posted by Bernadette Pierce on Mar 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Work trucks of all kinds require electrical power to run lighting and computerized equipment. Truck mounted attenuator (TMA) trucks are especially the case! They have many safety lights, advanced warning arrow boards, radar boards, and of course the attenuator, that all operate on electricity. Traditionally, you’d have to leave the truck engine on and let it idle in the work zone. Luckily, there’s finally a solution! Check out 3 ways a truck mounted attenuator will save you money:

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Topics: truck operation, technology, TMA Best Practices, fleet

The 411 on Attenuator Trucks!

Posted by Lori Ann Tardif on Mar 10, 2017 2:11:40 PM

Knowing the 411 on attenuator trucks can make all the difference when you’re ready to buy your next truck or your first! Details matter and these three topics can help walk you in the right direction to getting the right attenuator truck for the job!

1. Regulations

Knowing your state regulations is KEY and should be the first step in your journey of finding the attenuator truck that you should use for the job. Every state is different, some states don’t have attenuator requirements and often suggest to refer the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for guidelines. For states that do have requirements, be sure to understand exactly what is required and ensure the attenuator truck you choose meets your state’s standards. To find your regulations you can navigate your state’s Department of Transportation website for specific information. You can also review the U.S DOT Federal Highway Administration’s “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” (MUTCD).

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Topics: Attenuator

3 Things to Check Every Morning on Your TMA Truck

Posted by Bernadette Pierce on Feb 15, 2017 12:41:38 PM

A truck mounted attenuator (TMA) truck is designed to absorb the impact of an errant vehicle so construction workers stay protected in highway work zones. These type of accidents happen more often than you think. Having a TMA truck in your work zone is the definition of being prepared! There’s just a few simple tasks to make sure you and your crew stay safe. Here are 3 things to check every morning on your TMA truck:

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Topics: Safety, TMA Best Practices, Attenuator

How We Can Learn From Texas Regulations!

Posted by Lori Ann Tardif on Feb 2, 2017 9:38:47 AM

On August 25, 2016, “The Texas Transportation Commission today approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) with $70 billion worth of projects to help TxDOT meet the state’s growing transportation demands. The plan is the largest of its kind in the agency’s history that addresses capacity, maintenance and safety needs around state.”

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Topics: tma operations, tma safety, Safety, trucks, TMA Best Practices, Attenuator

Top 3 Ways to Reduce Your Crash Truck Liability

Posted by Lori Ann Tardif on Dec 21, 2016 1:11:05 PM

With the increasing push for funding to ignite construction projects all over the nation in 2017, state regulations are also firing up. The need for Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMA) in your work zone is becoming more widespread to ensure both workers and motorists get home safely every night. Along with protecting your crew in work zones, you should also protect your company from liability, especially if you’ve got multiple Crash Trucks or are thinking of adding to your fleet for the New Year. Here are the top 3 ways to reduce your crash truck liability.

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Topics: Work Zone Safety, tma operations, tma safety, Safety, worker safety, construction, TMA Best Practices

What Does Modular Really Mean?

Posted by Bernadette Pierce on Dec 8, 2016 1:51:30 PM

Without a doubt, a Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) saves lives. A shadow vehicle equipped with a TMA not only protects construction crew in the work zone, it also protects the motorist of an errant vehicle. The grave importance of this piece of equipments purpose means you don’t want to use one that’s just ‘good enough.’ We want Scorpions in our work zones! Scorpion® TMAs, that is. Why? Because it’s modular construction makes it the safest and most cost effective TMA on the market. Here are 3 reasons why this design trumps all; Check out what modular means to you!

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Topics: Safety, TMA Best Practices, Attenuator

Top 3 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your TMA Truck

Posted by Lori Ann Tardif on Nov 23, 2016 1:30:47 PM

Thanksgiving isn’t all about the homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffed turkeys. It’s a time to surround ourselves with family, friends, and loved ones and reflect on the many things we are thankful for. It’s also a chance to give thanks to the Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) Trucks that we call hero trucks, for getting workers home safe to their families. Here are three reasons to be thankful for having a TMA Truck in your work zone.

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Topics: tma safety, Safety, worker safety, trucks, Awareness, construction

Wrapping Up Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Royal

Posted by Bernadette Pierce on Nov 2, 2016 12:02:32 PM

This past Breast Cancer Awareness Month was a special one for Royal Truck & Equipment. For the first time ever, and definitely not the last, Royal teamed up with a non-profit foundation to help make a difference! Check out all the awesome things that happened this October:

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Topics: Safety, TMA Best Practices

Everything You Need for Your Next Forestry Truck Purchase

Posted by Bernadette Pierce on Oct 19, 2016 10:04:00 AM

We have decided to re-post a very important post by our co-worker, Emily Anthony, from last year with a few updates. 'Tis the Forestry season!

If you’re in the forestry business, it's time to purchase a new truck! You've got jobs lined up into the spring and you’re wondering if your current truck will live to see another day? She's been good ol' reliable all these years, but between you and me, it's time to let go. Don't worry! She's done well and will give you a good starting point for your next forestry truck purchase. Here is your shopping list for your next forestry truck purchase!

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Topics: Forestry, Forestry Truck, Grapple Truck

4 Ways to Tell If Your TMA Fleet Is Ready For New Trucks

Posted by Lori Ann Tardif on Oct 12, 2016 12:30:14 PM

Every year that passes, safety is jumping higher up the priority list in work zones. Additionally, the number of states that recognize the need for Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMA) regulations during roadway construction job is steadily increasing. With this eventful year coming to an end, it’s time to start allocating the budget for the trucks you’ll need in 2017. Many infrastructure improvement projects are projected to start in the New Year and you’ll want to make sure you have enough TMAs to protect you need. So ask yourself, is your fleet ready for new TMAs? Here’s four ways to tell if your TMA fleet is ready for new trucks.

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Topics: tma safety, Safety, trucks, construction, fleet, equipment