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Monday, January 28th, 2019
flatbed truck supplies

Preparing for a long distance delivery is mandatory for most flatbed truckers at some point. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling regionally or nationwide, all commercial trucks need to be equipped with supplies essential for daily shipments and safety. It’s best to prepare for the unexpected, especially when travelling through areas with inclimate weather. Here are some everyday flatbed supplies every driver should have, as well as supplies to include in an emergency kit.

Friday, December 21st, 2018
flatbed truck fall protection laws

The winter holidays are a busy time for families and businesses alike. Whether transporting personal items or supplies for businesses, the trucking industry is bustling. Despite the high demands, truck drivers will have to navigate through cold and dangerous weather.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
winter driving tips for tucker safety

Getting advanced reports of the weather conditions and how they will affect traveling on the road is invaluable information for all truck drivers. Traveling in inclement weather is a challenge, even for experienced professionals. Other’s on the road expect truckers to be conscious of the conditions and drive more cautiously. Doing this can save lives and help ease stress levels on the road for everyone. Here are seven winter safety tips for truck drivers.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
truck driver safety tips

According to a report from the Trucking Safety Council of BC, falls from stationary vehicles account for about 46 percent of all falls experienced by truck drivers. This means that falling from a non-moving truck accounts for almost half of all falls that truck drivers experience. In total, falls from stationary vehicles account for 12 percent of all trucker-related injuries and $2.8 million in damages.

Monday, September 17th, 2018
truck driver safety tips

There are many dangerous situations truck drivers can experience that can be prevented before they actually happen. No person wants to spend time in a hospital or healing from their injuries at home. Instead, truckers want to report to their job each day and provide for their family. Even though basic safety concerns may seem minor, following every step can prevent serious injuries. Here are four flatbed truck driver safety tips that can help keep you and your cargo safe.

Friday, August 17th, 2018
flatbed truck safety with the Deckmate Ladder from Gateway Supply

Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on the road and operating them is a responsibility every trucker should take seriously. You want to be a driver that protects your safety and that of others on the road. The following are some safety tips every truck driver should follow to help keep good habits.

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) does not define a ladder, but they accept the dictionary’s definition. Their standards are categorized by being either fixed or portable. A fixed ladder is one that is permanently attached to equipment, a structure, or a building. A portable one can be moved from one location to another as it is not attached. One other type of ladder in their categories is the mobile equipment ladder. This type is not required to be offset or have railed landings.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
gifts that will make truck driver in your life happy and safer

The goal for any birthday or holiday season is to buy the perfect gift for that special someone. Buying a gift for a truck driver can be difficult. Because of their busy schedules, they may not even be home for their birthday or during the holiday season. Sometimes it’s better to get a practical gift rather than something unique or decorative. A greater appreciation can be gained if the gift is useful at work. Here is a look at eight gifts for the semi-truck driver in your life, including some made for efficiency, comfort, and safety.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
securing loads on a flatbed trailer safely with a flatbed safety ladder

Loading and unloading flatbed trailers must be done correctly to avoid dangerous accidents. If you overload a trailer, you could lose control of it as you are transporting the load. If you forget to secure a ramp, this could cause serious driving hazards. Follow these tips to ensure you are loading and unloading your flatbed trailer 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.