Flatbed trucking tips

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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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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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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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