Opening the hood of a semi-truck is a fundamental task during routine maintenance and troubleshooting. However, the process requires that safe techniques be followed to mitigate the potential risk of injury. Safely opening a semi-truck hood involves knowledge about the specific truck model, its safety features, and the conditions around you, such as wind gusts and other traffic.
Never twist, lean, or jerk abruptly when opening the engine compartment. Always use a staggered stance. Check out the video below for tips for safely opening and closing your hood.
Understanding the proper steps for accessing the engine compartment ensures that routine inspections, repairs, and maintenance can be conducted efficiently and, most importantly, without compromising safety.