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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.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
flatbed truck driver trailer safety tips

If you’re a truck driver, then it isn’t news to you that driving a commercial truck can be a difficult and dangerous job. Truck driving is not only dangerous for drivers, but also for other people on the road. Here are some safety tips to keep you and other drivers safe behind the wheel.

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.