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.

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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Best Tips for Truckers to Stay in Touch

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The freedom of over the road and long haul trucking are a big draw for a lot of people. But even the most independent truck drivers want to stay in touch with friends and loved ones back home. Calling and texting when you aren’t driving…

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flatbed stopping distance

5 Factors That Impact Stopping Distance

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Experienced truck drivers know that a truck’s stopping distance is much more complex than just response time and truck speed. There are five primary environmental factors that can impact stopping distance, and knowing how to respond to them is key to controlling your vehicle. Traction…

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How to prevent a jackknife

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It’s winter. That means inclement weather and slick road conditions. System Transport is proud to employ the best truck drivers in the industry but, given the right conditions, even the best can find themselves threatened with a jackknifed flatbed. Planning and prevention can reduce this…

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How drivers can benefit from using ELDs in trucks

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Widely reported and highly anticipated, December 18th marked the beginning of the phase-in compliance timeline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. We at System Transport began the transition in 2009, eight years ahead of the FMCSA rule, because…

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