Hazmat Trucking Blog

Essential Items for a Truck Driver Emergency Kit

Essential Items for a Truck Driver Emergency Kit

Driving a big rig can be a lot of fun, but you never know what you’ll encounter on the road. Whether you’re doing long hauls or shorter, local runs, there’s always the possibility of something unplanned or unexpected happening, from mechanical problems to road problems to weather problems. That’s why it’s smart to be prepared…

Read More...
Tips for Truck Driving in Heavy Rain

Tips for Truck Driving in Heavy Rain

Sudden downpours of rain can cause significant driving issues for truck drivers. This means that all drivers, but especially those operating heavy semi-trucks, need to be especially mindful of how to alter their driving to remain safe during heavy rainstorms. After all, the sudden onset of a heavy storm and torrential rain often come along…

Read More...
Specialized Freight

What is Specialized Freight?

Specialized Freight Traditional freight consists of pretty much what can fit in a traditional trailer. Anything else beyond this falls into the status of specialized freight. This type of freight is a pretty broad definition and includes everything from livestock to fragile electronics. It can include hazardous chemicals, and it can include a collection of…

Read More...
Hazardous Material Transportation

What Are the Main Methods of Hazardous Material Transportation?

Hazardous materials are any materials that have the potential for health, environment, or safety hazards during transportation. There is a wide range of products and chemicals, as well as waste, that are considered hazardous by the transportation industry, also called hazmat transportation. While they are labeled as hazardous, they still must be safely transported throughout…

Read More...
Defensive Driving Techniques for Truckers

Defensive Driving Techniques for Truck Drivers

Driving has the potential for great benefit or great destruction. Transportation allows goods to move from one place to another, and it keeps America functioning. The trucking industry is one that allows us to indulge in our day-to-day lives. With all that driving, it is important to know a trick also known as Defensive Driving….

Read More...
Summer Driving Satefy Tips

Summer Driving Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Summer has officially kicked off and with it comes the need for safety reminders. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that August of 2014 alone had 3,037 fatal car accidents. Summer, although a great time of the year, is a season that is not without dangers of its own. That being said, let’s…

Read More...
tools for truck drivers

10 Essential Tools for Truck Drivers

We’re assuming you’re a trucker and have a toolbox that contains the basics like screwdrivers, wrenches, socket sets, or vice grips. If you didn’t, you need to find a Home Depot quickly because you’re putting yourself and others in danger every time you drive. Professional truck drivers pride themselves on being prepared, which means adding…

Read More...
What is a Tanker Endorsement

What is a Tanker Endorsement?

When it comes to truck driving as a career, there are many types of endorsements and qualifications that will come into play. One such endorsement that is important to understand if you want to make a career out of truck driving is the Tanker Endorsement for CDL. What is a Tanker Endorsement for CDL? Put…

Read More...
How To Pre-Test A DTTS Semi-Trailer

How to Pre-Test a DTTS Semi-Trailer

Tri-State is amongst a select group of companies that have earned the right to move some of our country’s most secured freight. Along with this privilege comes a responsibility to follow policy and procedure. And most of our failures can be traced back to communication and process or lack thereof. To provide you with better…

Read More...
high-value cargo transportation

What is High-Value Cargo?

When it comes to transporting goods across the nation, not all cargo is created equal. In fact, some cargo is considered high value by the industry. Read on to learn more about the meaning of high-value cargo and what it takes to safely transport it from one location to another. What is High-Value Cargo? Valuable…

Read More...