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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.

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.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
truck driver safety tips

Today’s truck drivers have to be versatile in their line of work. Their driving skills should be outstanding, but they may have to save a life, prevent a disaster, or fix a mechanical malfunction in a moment’s notice. This is why it is important to have some basic supplies before and after emergencies arise.