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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.

Monday, October 15th, 2018

If you have just started out driving a flatbed truck, it is natural to be nervous about the safety of yourself, other drivers, and your cargo. This means you’re taking your job seriously. Your goal should be to learn as much as possible and always get your cargo loaded and unloaded safely. To help you accomplish these goals, here are some basic safety tips you should know.

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.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
truck driver gift ideas, toolkit ideas

One of the benefits of becoming a professional truck driver is the professional freedom you will have. Truckers can drive with a fleet trucking firm or be their own boss as an owner-operator. There are many opportunities for hard-working drivers in the trucking industry. That could mean traveling cross-country or delivering cargo locally. It’s important to drive in comfort, but that may be a difficult task, especially when deciding which items work best for you. Here are some must-have supplies that will work well for most truckers.

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.

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.