The Trucker® Series of Ladders rated as ANSI Type IAA Special Duty
Innovative Access Solutions, LLC proudly announces that The Trucker® Series of Ladders have been ANSI rated as a Type IAA Special Duty Ladder. The Trucker® Series of Ladders supply truck trailer access in a range of industries to provide safe, efficient deck access and improve workplace safety.
USA, Kentucky March 4, 2014: Innovative Access Solutions (IAS®) is an industry leader with 15 years of experience manufacturing and distributing access equipment for industrial, commercial and public settings. IAS products are engineered to be safe, efficient, and durable to help businesses meet OSHA safety requirements.
The Trucker® Series of Ladders provide several unique advantages to help reduce fall injuries when accessing truck trailer decks. Ladders provide dimpled Wide Grip Strut® slip-resistant steps, handrails that extend above the deck to provide 3 points of contact, and a diagonal stairway design for simpler access. Ladders including the flagship Trucker I 6900 provide wide plank steps and a pivoting bottom rung for foothold. These and other safety-engineered features help to meet and exceed the general ladder safety requirements provided by OSHA.
The Trucker® ladders were recently tested and passed ANSI Type IAA Special Duty performance requirements. Type IAA is the maximum 375 lb. duty rating, described as Extra Heavy Duty load capacity.
With an Extra Heavy Duty aluminum build, including ‘unbreakable’ CNC billet mounting hooks, The Trucker® Series of Ladders offer the versatility to provide portable safety and lightweight durability. The Trucker® ladders were tested at weights far exceeding the Type IAA rating, passing test loads in excess of 1200 lbs. to meet the requirements of the 375 pound Special Duty rating. Trucker has been adopted by industrial truck fleets, individual truck drivers and safety executives for improved safety and efficiency when accessing the trailer deck. IAS® also provides a work platform with safety rail that is ANSI Rated to 3 Man / 3,000 lbs. for additional fall protection.
The Trucker® ladders provide multiple mounting and storage options and have been specially designed for a variety of flatbed trailers, drop deck semi-trailers, roll tarp and curtainside vans, crane trucks and more.
The Trucker I Ladder is designed for flatbeds and has been widely adopted in a variety of industries. Custom requested Trucker ladder variations that have become standard products include a shorter two step ladder for DropDecks, a Roll Tarp Trucker with specialized hooks for curtain vans, a longer 4 Step ladder that was originally designed for crane trucks and higher trailers, and the Utility Trucker, which folds up 180⁰ for storage on deck.
Mounting options include ‘unbreakable’ CNC mounting hooks for positioning in stake pockets, a steel bracket for truck trailers without pockets, and the mounted Utility Trucker. The Trucker® ladders are designed to fold up compactly for mobility, and mountable storage racks are available to securely lock and store the ladder where space is available.Download the press release