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Yellow and Orange Traffic Barrels

Thursday, April 29, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barrel, traffic barrel, orange barrels, yellow barrels, construction barrels, construction barrel, orange drum, orange drums, construction drums, construction drum, traffic drum, traffic drumsYou most likely see yellow or orange traffic barrels everyday if you are a commuter.  You are probably seeing more than you would like now, considering it is construction season.  But what is the different between the orange and yellow traffic barrels?

Yellow traffic barrels are commonly seen at the fork that turns off into an exit, protecting drivers from hitting the concrete median.  Orange traffic barrels usually are lined up on the side of the road to prevent cars from going into construction areas.

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Traffic Barrels or Sand Barrels

Monday, March 8, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barrels, sand barrels, traffic barrel, sand barrel, yellow barrelsThere can be confusion over what these are called, but the proper term is sand barrels, more generally they can be called traffic barrels.  Those yellow barrels you to ensure that if your car goes off course it doesn’t end up in what the barrels are in front of.  A lot of times they are in front of the concrete barrier that forms an exit off ramp.

These are not necessarily re directive, but they are still useful for protecting cars and trucks during a crash.  Chances are if they are hit hard you are going to have to buy a new one, but most are designed so that a minor hit won’t damage them.  Most barrels are able to be filled with sand, and can add up to around 1,000 pounds once filled.