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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Avoid Common Semi-Truck Accidents

How to Avoid Common Semi-Truck Accidents

Driving a commercial motor vehicle is not a task that should be taken lightly. As some of the largest vehicles on the road, extreme caution must be used at all times. The number one priority is safety for you, your truck, and other drivers. The following are the most common semi-truck accidents and safety tips…

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What are the 4 Types of Hazardous Waste

What are the 4 Types of Hazardous Waste?

Understanding the types of hazardous waste your business generates is essential to properly manage and dispose of waste. Failure to follow the regulations for storage and disposal regarding each type of waste can result in fines and liability. Four Identifiable Classifications of Hazardous Waste According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are four classifications…

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What is the ELDT Mandate

What is the ELDT Mandate? Who Did it Affect?

What is the ELDT mandate? The ELDT (entry-level driver training) mandate covers a new list of requirements, with higher standards for entry-level driver training. These new requirements are set at the federal level by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). All commercial driver’s license (CDL) training providers must comply with the outlined minimum requirements….

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What Are Commercial Explosives

What are Commercial Explosives?

Commercial explosives are explosive materials that are used primarily for commercial and industrial purposes. For example, the mining, quarrying, and construction industries may use commercial explosives for various applications. What Are “Explosive Materials”? Explosive materials hold a large amount of potential energy. In other words, if released or otherwise ignited, explosive materials can expand rapidly…

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Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

In today’s culture of smartphones and ever-changing technology, it’s becoming easier for drivers (truck drivers or otherwise) to get distracted. Despite many laws that prohibit dangers such as texting and driving, not everyone follows such safety precautions. This may lead to dangerous situations out on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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