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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 5 months ago

Are backup beepers necessary in trucks?

Are backup beepers necessary in trucks? Backup beepers, as in the thing that goes "beep beep beep" when a truck is backing up.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    That is an OSHA LAW, so the answer is YES!

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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Not required on trucks at all. OSHA and some work environments require them. My son's skid steer had a back up beeper on it. NO LONGER.

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  • don r
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    When pedestrians wear loud earbuds and won't look where they're going, backup alarms only witness for the driver and other pedestrians who are smarter and don't venture into the blind spot of a moving truck.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    No, but they may be required by the trucking companies insurance carrier.

    Only indoors or loading dock areas are OSHA required to have them installed.

    That would be fork lifts and automated indoor robotic control dolly type vehicles.

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Legally necessary? That depends on the laws where the truck operates.

    But even if not legally required, they are helpful to notifiy others that the truck is reversing. Trucks have huge blind spots which makes it more difficult for the driver to reverse safely.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Yes. They ARE required by law in some states or cities.

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  • 5 months ago

    Not necessary but a legal requirement here in the UK

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  • Katie
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Yes - so that blind/those with poor eye sight know that the lorry is going backwards.

    • Trump 2020
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Or the brain dead, or cell phone users etc

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  • 5 months ago

    It is a requirement in some places.

    Some insurance companies may also require them, or refuse to insure vehicles that do not have them.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    so they don't run-over people standing behind them .........................

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