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Saturday, July 25th, 2020
flatbed truck safety tips for new drivers

Driving a truck can be a dangerous job at times. From perilous driving scenarios to equipment dangers, truckers are typically keenly aware of what can go wrong and adapt accordingly. While each trucker may have their own variety of commonly encountered threats, here are the most typical dangers a trucker will encounter while on the job. 

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
truck safety

Safety is a common theme when it comes to the topic of flatbed trucks and the people who drive them as a living. And there’s a very good reason why “safety” is repeated so many times. There’s quite a bit that can go wrong with this type of cargo-bearing transportation, and it’s worth getting into exactly what can happen if safety isn’t a main focus. 

Monday, March 16th, 2020
Trucks on road

Driving a semi-truck has its occupational hazards, that’s a given. But like most occupational hazards, there are safety guidelines put in place by industry officials that can help reduce injuries–if these guidelines are followed, that is. This is especially true for flatbed truck drivers. 

Monday, September 9th, 2019
prevent slips and falls with the Deckmate Ladder

Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer is important for protecting them from the elements. Whether you work on your own or drive a truck for a large company, getting cargo delivered in perfect shape is vital. But, your safety is just as important. Tarping can be a dangerous job, so every driver should know how to tarp well AND safely.

Friday, July 26th, 2019
trucker safety tips

When it comes to giving gifts to truck drivers, there are many useful and fun options available. You can give the trucker in your life sunglasses, battery chargers, blankets, portable cookware, and even subscriptions to satellite radio. But, are safety tools the best kind of gift for truck drivers? If you lean towards safety first, there are a few types of equipment that can make great gifts.

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The trucking industry is known to be dangerous, especially for truckers on the road. But, loading and unloading flatbed trailers presents a different set of risks. Large objects can crush truckers during loading if they slip. New and experienced drivers alike can slip and fall from their trailer while adjusting a load. This is why following safety procedures is so important.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
prevent slips and falls with the Deckmate Ladder

Most people don’t consider summer to have special driving conditions other than when it rains. But, truck drivers understand their work falls under a different set of rules. Summer comes with possible serious mechanical issues and road safety issues that must be considered. Here are some summer driving tips that can help keep you safe.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
flatbed truck driver trailer safety tips

Being a flatbed truck driver can be extremely dangerous at times. The job will expose you to a high risk level of getting injured, but the majority of mishaps can be avoided. In the past, trucking companies created a laundry list of safety reminders. These were often never enforced, which caused many truckers to become hurt and miss work.