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How Many Tire Chains Do You Need for a Semi-Truck

How Many Tire Chains Do You Need for a Semi-Truck?

Introduction to Tire Chains for Semi-Trucks One of the most important winter truck driving tips involves the use of tire chains. Tire chains are an essential safety feature for semi-trucks when driving in snowy and icy conditions. These chains provide additional traction for the tires, helping to prevent accidents caused by slippery roads. But how…

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How To Prepare Your Truck For The Winter

Winter driving requires extra caution and preparation to ensure safety on the roads. As a responsible driver, it’s important to follow best practices and take all necessary precautions to operate your vehicle safely in any weather conditions. There are many helpful tips and resources available for safe winter driving, so make sure to do your…

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7 Winter Weather Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Whether or not you were a Boy Scout, their motto works perfectly for driving: be prepared. This advice works any time of the year, but is vital in winter, since preparation and being ready for the unexpected can make the difference between making your run safely or encountering challenges on the road that, at best,…

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The 10 Truck Driving Safety Tips

Truck driving is an enjoyable occupation, but it’s important to remember that it also comes with certain responsibilities. It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of the job, but it’s crucial to prioritize safety. Safety is certainly a big essential, both for you and for others on the road with you. But it’s…

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Hazmat Semi Truck Tri-State Transportation

What is a Hazmat Driver?

Learning how to be a commercial driver can be challenging enough, but some people may enjoy a bigger challenge: becoming a hazmat driver. What is a Hazmat Driver? They receive additional training in safely handling and driving loads of dangerous chemicals, radioactive and nuclear materials, poisons, explosive or flammable items, or similar substances. Many of…

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Hazmat Semi Truck Tri-State Transportation

Hazmat Driver Training Requirements

Why would someone want to work around poison, corrosive chemicals, radioactive materials and other items that could hurt or kill them? There are two big reasons, starting with the fact that the world needs skilled drivers of trucks and tankers containing hazardous cargo. There are plenty of CDL driver jobs, but high demand for skilled…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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