Truck Tarp Safeguards

By: Elizabeth Horsfall

Posted on: 2020-03-03

Tarping safety is an absolute priority when it comes to moving cargo and trucking. Safety for the truck driver, other drivers on the road, pedestrians and the cargo itself relies on the correct usage of truck tarps (tarpaulin). Significant attention should always be given to this aspect of trucking as an injury could cause a fatality and can easily be avoided through conducting the correct procedures. Every worker for a shipping company should have the required training needed to operate this machinery; this is not a training manual and should not be treated as one. This blog post is a short informational safeguard for anybody involved in trucking.


Firstly, it is important to note that only the shipping company is responsible for removing the tarp covering on the truck when a shipment arrives. Under no circumstances should the recipients remove these coverings.

Safety Measures

Risk Avoidance