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Thursday, June 27th, 2019
deckmate ladder

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.

Monday, January 28th, 2019
flatbed truck maintenance

Preparing for a long distance delivery is mandatory for most flatbed truckers at some point. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling regionally or nationwide, all commercial trucks need to be equipped with supplies essential for daily shipments and safety. It’s best to prepare for the unexpected, especially when travelling through areas with inclimate weather. Here are some everyday flatbed supplies every driver should have, as well as supplies to include in an emergency kit.

Friday, December 21st, 2018
flatbed truck fall protection laws

Winter is no less busy for transportation companies than at other times of the year. No matter the cargo, the trucking industry is always bustling. Because of the high demand, truck drivers have to drive and work through cold and dangerous weather. Common concerns that can happen during winter do not just include vehicle accidents or lost cargo but also fall injuries. The following details safety laws and equipment that are made to keep truckers in any area safe.

Monday, November 19th, 2018
truck driver gift ideas

It’s that time of year again to start thinking of gift ideas for those on your gift list. Whether you are buying for your spouse, a relative, or a good friend, having a gift to fit their lifestyle is always fun to give. Living on the road is a tough life and holidays are especially difficult for truckers who are not at home with their families. Last time we showed you some awesome everyday gifts for the truck driver in your life. This list has some unique ideas that you may not have considered.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
winter driving tips for tucker safety

Getting advanced reports of the weather conditions and how they will affect traveling on the road is invaluable information for all truck drivers. Traveling in inclement weather is a challenge, even for experienced professionals. Other’s on the road expect truckers to be conscious of the conditions and drive more cautiously. Doing this can save lives and help ease stress levels on the road for everyone. Here are seven winter safety tips for truck drivers.

Monday, October 15th, 2018

If you have just started out driving a flatbed truck, it is natural to be nervous about the safety of yourself, other drivers, and your cargo. This means you’re taking your job seriously. Your goal should be to learn as much as possible and always get your cargo loaded and unloaded safely. To help you accomplish these goals, here are some basic safety tips you should know.