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Saturday, July 25th, 2020
flatbed truck safety tips for new drivers

Driving a truck can be a dangerous job at times. From perilous driving scenarios to equipment dangers, truckers are typically keenly aware of what can go wrong and adapt accordingly. While each trucker may have their own variety of commonly encountered threats, here are the most typical dangers a trucker will encounter while on the job. 

Friday, June 12th, 2020

There is no precise guide for all truck drivers to follow when loading and unloading cargo off or on a flatbed truck. Despite this, a few comprehensive procedures can be followed to make these processes safer. The variety of loads transported on these trucks varies, so every truck driver should understand their own procedures. The following are four important safety measures that should be put in place when loading and unloading flatbed trailers.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Trailer ladders are relatively simple tools to use. However, more than 100,000 people a year are treated for injuries from falling off a ladder, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission. With such alarming numbers, you cannot assume your workers are familiar with their safety ladders.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
truck safety

Safety is a common theme when it comes to the topic of flatbed trucks and the people who drive them as a living. And there’s a very good reason why “safety” is repeated so many times. There’s quite a bit that can go wrong with this type of cargo-bearing transportation, and it’s worth getting into exactly what can happen if safety isn’t a main focus. 

Monday, March 16th, 2020
Trucks on road

Driving a semi-truck has its occupational hazards, that’s a given. But like most occupational hazards, there are safety guidelines put in place by industry officials that can help reduce injuries–if these guidelines are followed, that is. This is especially true for flatbed truck drivers. 

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Flatbed truck shifting Cargo

Proper cargo management is what prevents a bad scenario from happening on the road. A ‘bad scenario’ could be cargo that’s lost, collisions, bodily injury. It’s no secret that there have been many catastrophic failures leading to death when it comes to securing loads. The speed and momentum of traveling on the road is what poses such a high danger. 

Monday, December 30th, 2019
truck safety

There is a variety of safety equipment available on the market to protect workers from trailer falls. Workers who fall from flatbed trucks can be seriously injured and some even die from their injuries. Taking a proactive approach to safety can protect you and your workers from serious flatbed falls.

Sunday, November 10th, 2019
big fuel gas tanker truck on highway

Nearly one quarter of all flatbed semi truck driver injuries are the result of slips and falls. With the exception of motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls are the most costly type of truck driver accident. Entering and exiting a flatbed semi truck, carrying freight, and regular walking and climbing are several common tasks for truck drivers that present risk of falling. Minimize the risk of falling off of a flatbed semi truck by using a portable ladder that you can store in your truck at all times.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
securing loads on a flatbed trailer safely with a flatbed safety ladder

Deckmate Ladders are a portable ladder that will allow you to easily access your truck and trailer. This ladder works well with flatbed trailers, vans, dump trucks, reefers and semi-trailers. It will easily and quickly attach to the rub rail of any trailer so you can climb on or off. This eliminates the dangerous option of jumping from the trailer.