Flatbed trucking safety

#TarpingTuesday: Tips For Flatbed Tarping

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System Transport Flatbeds are extremely versatile and can carry almost any load type from concrete blocks to mobile homes, machines, lumber or even planes! As a System Transport flatbed truck driver, you will protect your loads with a suitable tarp. System Transport provides all company…

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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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tips for backing a flatbed truck

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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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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