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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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.

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

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.

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Construction workers and commercial truck drivers often climb on and off flatbed trailers in order to pull supplies and equipment from various shipments. It is a difficult task to safely climb onto a flatbed trailer, as there are many slippery surfaces, few handholds, and inadequate steps.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Falling off a flatbed truck can result in serious injury or death. Not all companies provide trailer safety procedures or have strategies in place for fall protection. Many companies do not even implement safety measures against falls until after they have had a serious accident. There are three common risk factors that increase the chances of a serious flatbed trailer fall. Knowing and understanding these trailer safety risks, like limited workspace and unstable surfaces, can help companies implement safety measures before an accident happens.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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.