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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. 

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Flatbed truck shifting Cargo

Proper cargo management is what prevents a bad scenario from happening on the road. A ‘bad scenario’ could be cargo that’s lost, collisions, bodily injury. It’s no secret that there have been many catastrophic failures leading to death when it comes to securing loads. The speed and momentum of traveling on the road is what poses such a high danger. 

Monday, December 30th, 2019
truck safety

There is a variety of safety equipment available on the market to protect workers from trailer falls. Workers who fall from flatbed trucks can be seriously injured and some even die from their injuries. Taking a proactive approach to safety can protect you and your workers from serious flatbed falls.

Sunday, November 10th, 2019
big fuel gas tanker truck on highway

Nearly one quarter of all flatbed semi truck driver injuries are the result of slips and falls. With the exception of motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls are the most costly type of truck driver accident. Entering and exiting a flatbed semi truck, carrying freight, and regular walking and climbing are several common tasks for truck drivers that present risk of falling. Minimize the risk of falling off of a flatbed semi truck by using a portable ladder that you can store in your truck at all times.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
securing loads on a flatbed trailer safely with a flatbed safety ladder

Deckmate Ladders are a portable ladder that will allow you to easily access your truck and trailer. This ladder works well with flatbed trailers, vans, dump trucks, reefers and semi-trailers. It will easily and quickly attach to the rub rail of any trailer so you can climb on or off. This eliminates the dangerous option of jumping from the trailer.

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.