It is the responsibility of the contractor and/or owner to allow safe access to the jobsite. Trusses will be unloaded directly to the ground. It is the responsibility of the contractor and/or owner to store trusses properly if they will not be used within one week. Kilby Truss, Inc. will NOT provide jobsite storage of trusses.
“Trusses may be unloaded directly to the ground at the time of delivery. Trusses may be stored temporarily in contact with the ground after delivery. If trusses are to be stored horizontally for more than one week, place blocking of sufficient height beneath the stack of trusses on 8′ to 10′ intervals (or as required) to minimize lateral bending and to lessen moisture gain from the ground. Trusses stored more than one week shall be protected from the environment in a manner that provides adequate ventilation of the trusses. If tarpaulins or other protective covers are used, the ends must be left open for ventilation. Tight fitting covers are not recommended, since they trap moisture.” (sbcindustry.com, BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, BCSI-B10, March 2015.)