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Can You Transport Delicate Goods in Curtainside Trailers?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2016 10:55:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Benefits of Curtainside Trailers, Customizing Your Trailers, Safety

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If you are in the business of transporting delicate products such as windows, windshields or other large glass items...

...you must be wondering if it is safe to transport these items in a curtainside trailer. The simple answer is yes. Custom curtainside systems can be fitted to any trailer design, including those with air suspension systems for transporting fragile goods.

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The Top 3 Apps for Fleet Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Fleet Managers, Technology, Safety

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The fleet manager of only a few years ago—confined to an office, tethered to a desktop computer—is history.

Today, the job description has expanded to include multiple functions, many of which require a manager on the move. Mobility imposes the need for mobile connectivity and data accessible far from home base and stationary technology. Apps purpose-designed for fleet managers increasingly enable decision-making in motion. Often these apps are offered as accessories to modern primary fleet management software already in use. Most are available on both Android and iOS platforms for smartphones and tablets. Here are three standout examples that have earned high ratings from users.

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7 Tips for Driving a Curtainside Trailer in Windy Conditions

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Curtainside Trailers, Safety

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Every year, 18 wheelers in the U.S. travel enough highway miles to make 3,755,351 trips around the entire earth.

Trucking is year-round and nationwide. Consequently, driving in windy conditions is something most curtainside trailers will experience sooner or later. Windy conditions can be especially dangerous for semi-trucks and without proper care trucks can pose a danger to both the driver and others on the road. Here are seven tips you can keep in mind for staying safe and keeping your cargo intact as well.

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Reducing Injury Risk for Your Drivers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Pete Johnson posted in Fleet Managers, Tarping, Safety

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Truck drivers have an on-the-job injury risk that's about three times that of employees in other industries. Roadway accidents account for 25% of driver injuries due to the risks of other drivers, bad weather, and unsafe road conditions. Yet many trucking injuries occur when the truck is standing still and the driver isn’t even behind the wheel. The most common injuries are slips, trips and falls; or struck with shifting freight or moving equipment like forklifts. 8% of trucking injuries that result in worker's compensation claims are related to tarping loads on flatbeds.

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