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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.

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.

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.

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
truck driver safety tips

Securing cargo on a flatbed trailer is extremely important to ensure you don’t lose the merchandise and for safety reasons. It is important to understand the basics of strapping down cargo and how to distribute the weight of the load. Truck drivers should also know which tie-downs to use and how to safely access their flatbed trailers.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
The best flatbed trailer safety ladder from Gateway Supply in Pampa, Texas

Safety is the number one concern for any company. If your employees are safe, they can do their jobs efficiently and on time. A single accident can throw off the workflow schedule, caused missed deadlines, and damage business partnerships. In short, good safety is good business.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Trailer ladders are relatively simple tools to use. However, more than 100,000 people a year are treated for injuries from falling off a ladder, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission. With such alarming numbers, you cannot assume your workers are familiar with their safety ladders.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

There is no precise guide for all truck drivers to follow when loading and unloading cargo off or on a flatbed truck. Despite this, a few comprehensive procedures can be followed to make these processes safer. The variety of loads transported on these trucks varies, so every truck driver should understand their own procedures. The following are four important safety measures that should be put in place when loading and unloading flatbed trailers.

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
truck driver safety tips

The act of climbing on and off flatbed trailers can lead to severe injury. Some flatbed trailers are not equipped with the necessary tools to allow for safe loading and unloading. Jumping from a trailer increases the chances of slips and falls, and the impact alone can cause joint issues over time. The following are a few causes for concern and some safety measures you can put in place to ensure the safety of your truck drivers.

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The most common injuries that truck drivers experience are caused by slip and fall accidents. A study of these types of injuries showed that over half of accidents occurred while drivers exited their vehicles or tried to get down from their trailers. Another ten percent of injuries occurred while drivers were trying to secure their loads.