Guzzler Offers Safety Tips For Industrial Vacuum Trucks

When it comes to operating powerful industrial vacuum trucks, safety protocols are not guidelines but rather must-dos that protect both the operator and those around. As a leader in industrial vacuum trucks, the Guzzler team considers safety to be the number one priority. With that in-mind, the team is sharing a few safety tips.

Train properly: Before even getting to the point of operation, operators should have proper training. Operators should familiarize themselves with the truck’s operating manual and understand the functions of each control. Guzzler offers a variety of training courses for mechanics and operators at its Vactor Manufacturing location, and Right Start training is available for mechanics and operators after purchase. Proper knowledge will help avoid any accidents or damage to the equipment.

Inspect: Before starting the truck, the operator should thoroughly inspect the truck for any signs of damage or malfunction. Any issues should be reported immediately to ensure a safe working environment. Making inspection part of the everyday routine helps the operator establish what normal is, and then that operator can easily identify if something is amiss.

Wear the right gear: Operators should always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, gloves, and steel-toed boots. High-visibility, reflective gear can also help ensure your operator is visible in the truck. This gear helps complete successful and accident-free jobs.

Consider the work area: When working in confined spaces, ensure proper ventilation. With that, also ensure that visibility is good, and your operator is able to see any hazards. Avoid any uneven surfaces to minimize the risk of tipping. Your operators’ health and well-being are paramount.

Maintain: Regular inspection and maintenance of the industrial vacuum truck according to the manufacturer’s recommendations helps the truck stay in safe, working condition. Some of the regular maintenance should include checking hoses, filters, and other components to avoid any unexpected breakdowns during operation.

Remember, safety is a collective effort. By spreading awareness about the importance of safety when using Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks, a safer work environment can be created for everyone.

Proudly built in the United States from the Vactor Manufacturing facility in Streator, Ill., Guzzler is supported by 19 company owned service center locations across North America. Visit for more information

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