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Facts About Flatbed Starter Kits

A flatbed truck is not your standard box truck or pickup truck because it consists of an open bed or trailer. It is specially structured to allow you to directly load your cargo on it.  Roof and walls are non-existent in a flatbed truck as these can get in the way of your loaders orRead More

How to Care for Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps go by many names. They are similarly called tie-downs or lashing straps. These straps are used for material handling and are highly dependable when securing cargo during transport.  They mainly provide leverage and thus make cargo easy to ratchet, thus the name. It also allows cargo to be quickly and tightly secured. RatchetRead More

How to Drive Safely During the Winter

Truck drivers are prone to experience harsh weather conditions due to the nature of their work. This becomes especially evident in winter when temperatures drop to an alarming degree. During this time, even seasoned road veterans find it difficult to manage the wheels once they meet the cold and harsh icy roads. Being always safeRead More

Tips for Avoiding Injury with a Lever Load Binder

Safety is a necessity especially in a high-risk industry such as trucking. According to a 2012 study made by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, professional truck drivers are more likely to experience a non-fatal on-the-job injury compared to an average worker. The same study cites the following injuries as common within the truckingRead More

Benefits of Using Headache Racks for Your Semi-truck

Headache racks are designed to protect your truck’s rear window from shifting cargo by completely framing it as well as covering the glass. It is placed at the back of a cab and is purposely built to protect semi-truck passengers ad drivers from moving cargo. Situations where trucks are hauling shipment then suddenly make aRead More

How to Properly Use Tie Downs to Safely and Legally Secure Cargo Loads

Do not underestimate the value of properly securing cargo. This is evident in the 2017 CVSA International Roadcheck where 15.7% of vehicles were put out of service due to improper cargo security. Other consequences of inefficient cargo control securement are the following: Fines and citations Vehicle damage Cargo damage Load loss Loss of life SecuringRead More

Know the Reasons Why an E-Track Is a Safe, Smart, and Effective Cargo Control Solution

Whether you are personally or professionally transporting tools, shipments, and equipment, it is critical that no damage will occur at any time during transit. Doing so saves all stakeholders from spending money unnecessarily.  Specific equipment that assists in securing cargo during transport include the following: Ratchet straps are fasteners utilized to secure and support cargoRead More

How To Safely Use Chain Binders To Securely Tie Down Heavy Cargo

Hauling cargo, such as heavy machinery or vehicles, requires heavy-duty equipment. Chain binders serve as a practical tool for those who need to feel secure and worry-free when transporting large and weighty shipments. Related article: How To Safely Use Chain Binders To Securely Tie Down Heavy Cargo   When should you use chain binders?   ChainRead More

Easy Ways to Give your Semi-Truck the Best Fuel Mileage

Semi-trucks reportedly make up a quarter of all fuel burned per year. This despite a mere 4.3% of them plying US roads. In terms of fuel efficiency, semi-trucks - on average - receive 6.5 miles each gallon. Essentially, these vehicles are not known for being fuel-efficient. Regardless of whether you operate a fleet or ownRead More