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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 Sometimes safety methods and plans become outdated, which means your could be putting yourself or your drivers at risk.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, 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.

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, September 7th, 2017
trucking safety tips

Truck drivers have the highest rate of fatality in the United States. According to the Department of Labor (“DOL”), deaths in the trucking industry increased in the early 2000s from 16.7 to 17.5 fatalities per 100,000 drivers. However, the DOL has also observed a steady decline since those high figures in illness and injuries. Injuries and illnesses dropped from 6.8 per 100 full-time employees to 6.1 during this time.