The proper use and handling of aluminum truss can significantly increase the lifespan of any truss. Always avoid unnecessary abrasive or impact damage to the truss such as dragging or dropping the truss if at all possible. Always use enough people to ensure that the truss is properly handled when moving truss by hand. Dollies should also be used when moving truss to prevent dropping or dragging the truss members.
When transporting truss by truck, take precautions to properly package and secure the truss and other items around the truss properly which will prevent rubbing and/or bouncing that could cause serious damage.
Always use extreme caution when moving trusses with a fork lift and ensure that the person operating the machinery is properly trained and certified in the use of a fork lift. The steel forks of the lift can easily damage the aluminum members in a truss if not used properly. If at all possible place the forks under the truss to avoid damaging the diagonals and internal members.
When handled properly aluminum truss is a relatively maintenance free product with a long life expectancy.