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Friday, November 11th, 2022
Flat Bed Truck

Flatbed trucks have several advantages over traditional trucks that make them crucial to multiple jobs and industries. They have an open bed that you can use for hauling almost anything. While the construction, manufacturing, and shipping industries use these types of trucks the most, they are highly versatile vehicles fit for a wide range of tasks. Below are the five top uses for flatbed trucks across all industries.

Monday, December 27th, 2021
Flatbed truck in snow

Winter weather brings with it many hazards that can affect your day-to-day driving if you’re not used to it. Each winter, flatbed drivers spend countless hours behind the wheel in awful conditions – everything from heavy snow to sleet to rain. Even if you don’t live in an area where winter weather is common, trucking companies will often place their inexperienced employees on routes through these areas during the winter months. Here are some tips and tricks to help you drive this winter.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Open Road

A job that merges stability with the freedom of the open road is short-haul trucking. Many prospective drivers are concerned with long-distance travel and seclusion.  Short distance trucking is a fitting solution for these people. It is important to keep in mind that there are both challenges and perks that come with this type of job. 

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. 

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.

Monday, November 19th, 2018
truck driver gift ideas

It’s that time of year again to start thinking of gift ideas for those on your gift list. Whether you are buying for your spouse, a relative, or a good friend, having a gift to fit their lifestyle is always fun to give. Living on the road is a tough life and holidays are especially difficult for truckers who are not at home with their families. Last time we showed you some awesome everyday gifts for the truck driver in your life. This list has some unique ideas that you may not have considered.

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Construction workers and commercial truck drivers often climb on and off flatbed trailers in order to pull supplies and equipment from various shipments. It is a difficult task to safely climb onto a flatbed trailer, as there are many slippery surfaces, few handholds, and inadequate steps.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

The Deckmate Ladder was designed with your safety in mind. Many drivers have been frustrated with regular ladders blowing over in the wind. Not the Deckmate Ladder!! You can easily hook it onto the rub rails and it will not slide or tip. It is Portable and light weight. A bolt on bracket is recommended for vans, straight trucks and trailers without rub rails. The bracket sits 2.5 inches away from the trailer and will not affect doors or loading docks.”Designed by a professional driver to make your work safer”. Safety is always a primary consideration with every driver that is why the DECKMATE LADDER was designed by a professional truck driver with your safety in mind. Deckmate Ladder Is here to help Drivers from disabling injuries to knees & spinal column caused by climbing on or off trailers and vans.