“A cracked windshield is a common problem – but its adverse effects are many.
When you’re out on the road, a lot comes at your truck. Debris from violent weather or unsecured loads can hit your vehicle at high speeds, resulting in a semi cracked windshield. Since it’s not completely shattered, it must be ok to drive with, right? Not so — a cracked windshield is a common problem – but its adverse effects are many.
From the expense to repair or replace a windshield, the time lost when a truck is taken out of service, and the potential safety hazards chipped and cracked windshields cause, chips and cracks can wreak havoc on a trucker’s life.
Keep an eye on chips and cracks. Chips can be caused by pebbles and other small debris that hits your windshield at a high speed and can quickly escalate into cracks. If a chip occurs and a repair is possible, get it fixed quickly before more serious damage occurs and a total windshield replacement is necessary. Once a crack intersects with another crack, you will need to repair or more likely than not replace your windshield immediately.”
Read more about the dangers of cracked semi truck glass here.
Any obstructions that impair the vision of a driver, such as a crack, increase the danger of an accident occurring greatly. Such a situation is made even more dangerous for truck drivers with attached trailers. The fact is more stopping time is necessary for these drivers to avoid hitting an object. Considering the weight involved with big rigs, drivers of passenger vehicles are at great risk for serious bodily injury. Thus the importance of auto glass safety for semi-trucks can not be understated.
Advantage Auto Glass provides auto glass services for semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles. This includes handling all types of auto glass repair for fleets. Call 612-343-8984 if you need service for your semi-truck.