Flatbed Trucking Blog

The System Transport Flatbed Trucking Blog has information about truck driving jobs – learn more about the life of a flatbed trucker; flatbed safety – get tips on staying safe on the road; trucking tips – learn how to get the most out of your time on the road; and CDL training – get insider knowledge from the pros to help you pass your CDL.

The Best Time to Be a Flatbed Truck Driver is NOW!

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We believe there is no better time than now to make a career change and become a truck driver at Trans-System in one of our fleets; System Transport (flatbed), James J. Williams (tanker & bulk transport), or TWT Refrigerated Service (refrigerated and heavy haul). Here’s…

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Flatbed Jobs in Colorado with System Transport

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Flatbed Jobs in Colorado with System Transport If you live in Colorado and have a CDL-A license, come drive flatbed with System Transport! The Mile High City has history, transportation, 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, and it’s home…

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Flatbed Truck Driver Pay

8 Types of Truck Driver Pay

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It is important to understand the types of truck driver pay, especially when looking for a company to call home.

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Best Flatbed Companies To Drive For

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Truck drivers have a lot to think about when asking themselves about the Best Flatbed Companies To Drive For.  It isn’t as simple as seeing what’s the Best Flatbed Companies Near Me or even the Best Paying Flatbed Companies.  Our team of over 750 drivers…

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2019 Million Mile Safe Drivers

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Each year, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we recognize the safe drivers who have achieved their million-mile safe drivers milestone. These drivers represent some of the finest in the industry, having driven so far and so long without a preventable accident. To put that…

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3 Tips for Passing a DOT Level 1 Inspection

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Passing a DOT inspection is a regular event in the life of a professional truck driver. However, a failed inspection will cost you on average $851, excluding fines and repair expenses. And that cost can go up – way up. If the inspection results in…

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Body Mechanics: Life on the Road for a Flatbed Truck Driver

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Professional truck drivers didn’t start as “professionals.” From Day One of their truck driving training they had to learn that the truck is really an extension of the man or woman behind the wheel, and that what happens on their watch is their responsibility. Driver…

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The 7 Best Tips for Backing a Flatbed Truck

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Backing a commercial tractor and trailer is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a truck driver will ever be asked to do. Roughly 15% of all professional truck driving accidents occur while backing, and backing accidents are almost always preventable. System Transport is committed to…

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Hours of Service for Flatbed Truck Drivers

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Among the highest number of violations each year in the trucking industry are Hours of Service (HOS) violations. And if a flatbed driver is cited for exceeding allowed on-duty time by as little as three hours, the personal fine could be $2,750, while the carrier…

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Flatbed Truck Tire Maintenance

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Flatbed truck drivers put more miles on their tires than drivers in any other industry. Hauling tens of billions of cargo pounds over hundreds of billions of road-miles annually, professional drivers understand the importance of truck tire maintenance. INSPECTION Required before and after every trip,…

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