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Today’s truck company is required to carry a large complement of equipment and compartment space becomes a premium. One of the main considerations for operating a tractor drawn aerial is the sheer amount of compartment space available.  Departments can become compartment happy and design the trailer with tall compartments down the body of the trailer to accommodate all their equipment needs. Requiring high-sided compartments towards the rear of the trailer can cause visual obstructions for the tiller operator. Because the tiller cab sits so high on the trailer, the tiller operator will always have some blind spots down the sides of the trailer. When designing compartment space, reducing the high-side compartments on the rear of the trailer should be a major consideration. This will give the tiller operator better sight lines when maneuvering the trailer. (Click to enlarge)