The total US. consumption of new hand trucks in 2003 was
Finished hand trucks sold in United States in 2004 was valued over
$80 million dollars!
Modular hand trucks, including
replacement parts brings
this total to over $100 million dollars!
Hand trucks that fall from a moving vehicle can cause
accidents, injuries, liability, fines, lawsuits, legal fees
A delivery driver can lose over two
minutes of route time when unloading (lowering) and
reloading (lifting) their hand truck
into the rear of a box van commercial truck! After
the delivery the driver completes his delivery, he must walk
back to the
rear of the vehicle, unlock and reopen the rear door,
lift the hand truck inside, close the door and latch it
Rubber straps often slip or break; bungee cords are not DOT approved.
It is dangerous and a DOT safety
violation to transport a loose hand truck within the cab
Drivers have been injured from impact and
falls when the hand truck is not secured properly!
Hundreds of hand trucks are lost, stolen and damaged every day; worldwide!
Flimsy or loose restraints can cause expensive truck body damage
to grills, body panels and decals.
Most common hand truck retaining
methods require the use of both hands and have caused hand injuries.
and twist bars usually require rubber straps or cords to
reduce vibration and wear.
Aftermarket bar hasp systems, pin restraints and chains
all require padlocks to stop theft.
Padlocks require keys, additional time to open and close and often freeze-up
in adverse weather.
Securing the hand truck safely to the delivery vehicle
can save a minute or more
per stop; than climbing,
unlocking, reopening the cargo doors, lifting, closing and relocking
the cargo doors.
Hand trucks that are stored and transported in the cargo bays can cause early wear to doors and rollers.
Drivers will back-track off and drive several miles off route to retrieve
their forgotten hand trucks.
The average delivery
driver will forget their hand truck 6 - 8 times per year.
Many drivers become distracted and sometimes run over their hand truck.
Hand trucks can take up valuable floor and cargo space and block
access to storage shelves.
A hand truck transported inside
is delivery vehicle is a payload loss of 240-300 cubic feet per month.
Parcel delivery drivers constantly shuffle their hand trucks
side to side to reach
UPS purchases an average of 13,000
new hand trucks every year. Most are
not old or worn and many
are stolen, forgotten, lost or damaged.
commercial hand truck will constantly damage fragile parcels and beverage products.
Mud and snow covered hand truck tires can contaminate
food products, medical supplies and paper
products, causing thousands of dollars in insurance claims.
The Frozen Food Distributors waste valuable cargo temperature,
fuel and route time when having to reload the hand truck
back into the
refrigerated cargo area before departure.
Warm metal hand trucks stored with cargo can act as a
heating element and trigger thermostat controls to turn on
n Frozen Food
Service companies storing hand trucks in the freezer area
causes the aluminum load plate to become brittle,
fatigued and breakable! Hand truck nose plates become broken
or cracked when bouncing from the freezer to
When a box truck backs up to a loading dock and the
driver places the hand truck outside the cargo area to allow
a forklift or
pallet jack to move a pallet, 45% of the time the driver will forget to reload the hand truck
aboard, leaving it
Medical waste removal companies have
contaminated physician waiting room floors by
transferring hazardous bacteria from
the hand truck tires! Medical waste bags contact the
sharp edges of the hand truck during travel and tear open.
Armored guards experience security breach problems when unloading
and reloading their hand trucks.
Their line of sight is obstructed, both hands are
required to load the hand truck and their back is turned and
Armored Car companies unnecessarily open their vehicle's
vault door thousands of times per day just to access
hand truck before making a pick-up. The HTS
Ultra-Rack can reduce Armored Car open door time by 50%
Snow melts from the hand truck tires causing wet and
slippery floor surfaces and corrodes metal interior floors.
The HTS Ultra-Rack / Hand Truck Sentry
System can solve all of the
above and is guaranteed to substantially enhance the
efficiency, safety and every day it increases the profitability of your delivery operations!
Insurance Company surveyed many
companies for their views on workplace safety. Ninety five
percent of businesses report that
safety has a very positive impact on a company's financial
performance. Sixty one percent of these companies indicated
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Overexerting the body by
manually lifting, lowering and throwing hand trucks from the
vehicle can often lead to MSD (Musculoskeletal
Disorders). When ergonomic methods are applied in the
workplace the risk of an overexertion injury is reduced,
which can reduce workman’s
compensation, insurance claims and
increase company profits.
HTS Ultra-Rack Hand Truck Sentry System
quickly pays for itself while it increases the efficiency,
the safety and the profitability of your delivery system by:
Reducing the time of each and
every delivery stop by increasing the ease of access,
storage and retrieval of the hand truck, consistently
reducing labor costs.
liability of the company resulting from hand trucks falling
vehicles during transportation, reducing insurance costs and
protecting brand image.
Reducing the likelihood of
injuries to the route driver due to insecure or unsafe
handling and retrieval actions, thereby
preventing workmen’s compensation claims.
Reducing the time lost by having
to return to the previous delivery stop to retrieve the lost
or forgotten hand truck, thereby lowering fuel expenses and
Reducing the damage to packages
and other fragile merchandise due to loose hand trucks
bouncing around within the cargo area, thereby lowering
Reducing bacterial or
hazmat cross-contamination contact of product cargo,
customer delivery locations
thereby preventing illness, liability and insurance costs.
Reducing costly temperature
loss and fuel expenses by reducing open door time and total number of entries
within refrigerated or cold plate
food service truck bodies.
Reducing the chance of hand
truck theft or damage and merchandise theft from unattended or unlocked
delivery vehicles, while providing a superior theft deterrent.
Reducing the loss of valuable
cargo space when transporting a hand truck within the
vehicle interior, thereby increasing the vehicle's payload
and storage efficiency.
and Safety is the key to higher worker productivity, reduced
labor costs and liability.
Ultra-Rack is designed to increase worker safety, by using
an ergonomic concept.
physical effort and time to accomplish the same job task,
via a newer and safer technology.
delivery companies believe rubber straps, bungee cords or
loose chains will do the job!
We discovered years ago that this was not true and using
these types of methods was expensive and very dangerous.
Our HTS method is easier, faster, safer and it pays for
itself in 10-12 months, guaranteed!
The HTS will also save you fuel, reduce freight claims and
increase worker productivity! We titled this beverage truck
photo "Double Trouble", with
every braking, acceleration and turning action of this beer
truck, both hand trucks constantly sway back and forward,
ready to fall off the vehicle.
A hand truck secured to the front or rear of a delivery
vehicle with a rubber strap or bungee cord is an
accident just waiting to happen!
The losses can be disastrous at highway speeds! A hand
truck weighing 15- 45 lbs. sailing through the air at
highway speeds becomes a deadly
projectile when it impacts a car windshield or pedestrian! The HTS
Ultra-Rack - Hand Truck Sentry System transports your hand truck
the HTS Ultra-Rack using a swing hasp and padlock.
After the HTS Ultra-Rack installation and with no
and after HTS Ultra-Rack installation, hand truck transported safe and secure.