Tailgate Inspections

9/18/2020

TOIRMA periodically experiences claims relating to tailgates. There have been a variety of circumstances and conditions that have contributed to these claims. Tailgates not closed properly and leaking materials, tailgates suddenly opening due to not being closed correctly, and tailgates simply falling off into oncoming traffic were the most common occurrences. In an effort to alleviate these claims, please incorporate tailgate inspection as part of your Heavy Equipment/Vehicle Inspection checklist (found at the back of the TOIRMA "Highway Commissioner’s Diary"); if you want an updated inspection sheet for your use, please contact Sean Richardson at (217) 444-1384 or Tyler Knight at (217) 444-1387. Always check the tailgate before and after each load.  For more...