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

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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Defensive Driving Techniques for Truckers

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.…

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Summer Driving Satefy Tips

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

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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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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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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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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