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Monday, June 18th, 2018
flatbed truck safety tips for new drivers

Major companies often need items to be immediately transported across town or even across the country, but the load is too large for them to do it safely. In these cases, it is a smart decision to hire a flatbed truck driver. These individuals have the experience and knowledge necessary for transporting large items or shipments. If you are thinking about becoming a flatbed truck driver, it is important to know some of the basics, including why these trailers work well and how to use them safely.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
truck driver safety tips

Preventing slips and falls from flatbed trailers is vital to safety and to your ability to continue working. Sometimes safety methods and plans become outdated, which means your could be putting yourself or your drivers at risk. Whether you are taking a proactive approach or looking to prevent a second accident, these strategies can help you improve your safety and fall prevention methods.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
truck driver safety tips

Drivers of large transport vehicles require specialized training for the trucks they will be handling. Flatbed truck drivers have additional safety concerns due to the openness of their trailer and need specific safety training. These trucks typically carry irregular and more massive loads, and there is often less protection to keep the load stabilized. The following are eight safety precautions flatbed truck drivers should know.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
flatbed truck safety with the Deckmate Ladder from Gateway Supply

Falling from a flatbed truck can cause serious injuries. Many companies don’t have an effective flatbed safety strategy, or even carry proper fall protection equipment for drivers until after an injury has already occured. There are four major factors that increase your risk of a potential fall from a flatbed truck or trailer that you should know about.

Monday, February 19th, 2018
securing loads on a flatbed trailer safely with a flatbed safety ladder

Climbing onto and off of a truck or trailer is a fact of life for transportation workers. Often, you drive the truck hundreds or thousands of miles, only to help the receiving workers retrieve the goods. This can mean getting up and down off the trailer many times throughout a day, each time increasing your chances of an accident. Most flatbed trailers are designed to carry goods, but not to make it easy or safe for you to climb up and down. The following information details why using a trailer ladder is a safe and efficient method of accessing your truck.

Friday, February 16th, 2018
flatbed truck driver trailer safety tips

Almost every profession has the potential to expose you to some level of risk for injury. Unfortunately, these injuries are often preventable. You never want to find yourself in a hospital or at home unable to work due to an injury that didn’t have to happen. If you are a flatbed truck driver, you should know about these safety tips to keep yourself safe and working efficiently.

Friday, November 10th, 2017
prevent slips and falls with the Deckmate Ladder

Shopping for flatbed trailer safety systems can be challenging, as you will find many options offered online and in stores. Looking through all of the choices may be difficult when you have to narrow your search to match your specific equipment. To locate the right solution that will be ideal for your needs, you should consider which types of safety systems work for you. When you start searching for the best safety solutions for your operations, the following nine tips can help.

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
The best flatbed trailer safety ladder from Gateway Supply in Pampa, Texas

When it is time to test your safety equipment, you want to take a serious approach to your methods for the sake of your entire company. Safety checks are required to ensure that your company’s risk exposure is minimized, and that the value of your equipment is maximized. Cutting corners or attempting to trust that one type of test will work across the board could put your company at risk for serious injuries. You should consult with a vendor who understands your needs and will tailor safety solutions to meet them. You can help protect your truck drivers by analyzing hazards and job safety and knowing the value in upgrading your equipment, among other approaches.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
truck driver safety tips

The transportation industry has many dangers, including falling objects, collisions, falls, and long-term sitting. Many people are not aware that most people who die from falls only fall 20 feet or less. There are many dangers in the transportation industry, but many overlook them. There are a few things you can do to limit the risk to your employees that work with tankers, loading docks, rail cars, and flatbed trailers.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
prevent slips and falls with the Deckmate Ladder

Truck drivers tend to be in a hurry, and this is just the nature of the industry. There are many miles to cover and loads to be delivered with deadlines to meet. When you drive a vehicle as large as a tractor-trailer, you are responsible for the safety of those on the road and yourself. The following are ten truck driving safety tips that you can use a general guideline when you are on the road.