Tail Swing Radius


Logging is one of the most hazardous industries, and transporting logs is no exception. Forestry transportation drivers who haul loads where logs extend behind the trailer must protect themselves and others from being struck by logs.

Tail swing radius occurs when the log truck driver turns, and the logs extend beyond the lane of intended travel and into the adjoining lane. A truck's tail swing radius presents a danger to approaching traffic, as well as to those following behind the log truck. Many drivers don't understand the tail swing of a log truck, though everyone must be aware and give them plenty of space.