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Landing Gear Safety Tips

Ensuring safety and efficiency when managing trailers is more than simply routine tasks; it requires close attention to detail and proper procedure to avoid potential hazards. Implementing proper techniques when picking up or dropping off a trailer will decrease wear and tear on the body and lower the chance of severe injury. From thoroughly checking equipment to implementing proper techniques, each step is critical to ensuring both personal well-being and operational efficiency. Below are some...

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The Importance of Compliance and Safety in Truckload Transportation

Truckload transportation plays a crucial role in keeping the economy moving by ensuring that goods are efficiently delivered from one point to another. However, the importance of compliance and safety in truckload transportation cannot be overstated. Compliance with regulations and safety measures is essential to protect not only the truck drivers but also other road users and the environment. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of compliance and safety in truckload...

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Protect Yourself From Sun Damage

A well-known research published in the New England Journal of Medicine several years ago described a Chicago truck driver who had been driving a delivery truck for 28 years. The 69-year-old man appeared with a 25-year history of skin thickening and wrinkling on his left side of the face. The UVA rays transmitted through the truck's window glass had entered the epidermis and top layers of dermis, causing acute photo-aging, according to the doctors. Truck drivers face constant sun exposure, often...

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Overcoming Driver Burnout

You spend many hours on the road as a truck driver, often away from home and loved ones. Driver burnout can occur as a result of the job being physically demanding, emotionally stressful, and emotionally depleting. We'll look at the symptoms of driver burnout, coping tactics, and prevention techniques to help you avoid burnout and stay healthy in and out of the cab. What is Driver Burnout? Burnout in a driver is a state of physical, mental, and emotional weariness caused by continuous stress or...

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The Impact of Summer Driving on the Body

Besides all the potential safety hazards on the road that can impact drivers throughout the summer months, there are various other issues that can impact drivers' health, simply due to the heat and humidity. Below are some common methods to protect yourself while driving during the summer months. Sun Protection Just because you are in a vehicle doesn't imply that you are immune to the effects of the sun. Although the sun's rays coming through the driver's side window may feel wonderful, there...

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Prepare For the Obstacles of Summer Driving

As the weather turns warmer and the world emerges from a long, cold winter, more drivers take to the road for their summer adventures. In terms of sheer numbers, more people drive in the summer than at any other period of the year. As a result, commercial truck drivers will have to contend with congested streets and highways. Professional drivers must exercise more caution as the weather warms up, bringing out more bicycles, walkers, and children at play. And while many drivers may think that...

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10 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Epes operates in the Eastern USA with heavy concentration in the Southeast, Mid Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest. And during the winter months, traveling throughout this part of the country can pose some real challenges. While we remain in the middle of the winter season, now is a great time to refamiliarize yourself with some common ways to drive smarter during these cold winter months. Ensure that your vehicle is in proper working condition. This includes performing proper pre-trip...

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Safe Winter Driving

Winter driving presents major challenges for the professional truck driver. More truck collisions happen in the winter than any other season of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Many winter weather collisions occur because drivers have failed to obtain adequate rest prior to their trip, they have not planned ahead for the possibility of changing weather conditions, and they do not adjust their speed and space accordingly for worsening road, weather, equipment or...

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